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robin.prager@frb.gov
Education
  • Ph.D., Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987
  • A.B., Economics, Harvard University, 1978
  • Current Research Topics

  • Small Business Finance
  • Community Banks
    • Deputy Associate Director, Division of Research and Statistics

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2010 - present
    • Assistant Director, Division of Research and Statistics

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2007 - 2010
    • Assistant Director and Section Chief

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2005 - 2007
    • Section Chief, Financial Structure Section

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2000 - 2005
    • Senior Economist

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 1998 - 2000
    • Economist

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 1994 - 1997
    • Visiting Associate Professor of Applied Economics

      Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    • 1993 - 1994
    • Visiting Assistant Professor of Applied Economics

      Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    • 1991 - 1992
    • Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance/Economics

      School of Management, Boston University

    • 1990 - 1991
    • Assistant Professor of Management

      Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University

    • 1987 - 1993
    • Instructor in Management

      Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University

    • 1985 - 1987
  • Kiser, Elizabeth K., Robin A. Prager, and Jason R. Scott (2012). "Supervisor Ratings and the Contraction of Bank Lending to Small Businesses," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2012-59. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Hannan, Timothy H., and Robin A. Prager (2009). "The Profitability of Small Single-Market Banks in an Era of Multi-Market Banking," Journal of Banking and Finance, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 263-271.
  • Prager, Robin A. (2009). "Determinants of the Locations of Payday Lenders, Pawnshops and Check-Cashing Outlets," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2009-33. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Prager, Robin A., Mark D. Manuszak, Elizabeth K. Kiser, and Ron Borzekowski (2009). "Interchange Fees and Payment Card Networks: Economics, Industry Developments, and Policy Issues," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2009-23. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Prager, Robin A., and John D. Wolken (2008). "The Evolving Relationship between Community Banks and Small Businesses: Evidence from the Surveys of Small Business Finances," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2008-60. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Hannan, Timothy H., and Robin A. Prager (2006). "Multimarket Bank Pricing: An Empirical Investigation of Deposit Interest Rates," Journal of economics and business, vol. 58, no. 3, pp. 256-272.
  • Prager, Robin (2005). "Country Studies of Interchange Fees: Commentary," Review of Network Economics, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 324-327.
  • Hannan, Timothy H., and Robin A. Prager (2004). "The Competitive Implications of Multimarket Bank Branching," Journal of Banking and Finance, vol. 28, no. 8, pp. 1889-1914.
  • Heitfield, Erik, and Robin A. Prager (2004). "The Geographic Scope of Retail Deposit Markets," Journal of Financial Services Research, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 37-55.
  • Hannan, Timothy H., Elizabeth K. Kiser, Robin A. Prager, and James J. McAndrews (2003). "To Surcharge Or Not to Surcharge: An Empirical Investigation of Atm Pricing," Review of Economics & Statistics, vol. 85, no. 4, pp. 990-1002.
  • Prager, Robin A. (2001). "The Effects of ATM Surcharges on Small Banking Organizations," Review of Industrial Organization, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 161-173.
  • Prager, Robin A. (1999). "ATM Network Mergers and the Creation of Market Power," Antitrust Bulletin, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 349-363.
  • Hannan, Timothy H., and Robin A. Prager (1998). "The Relaxation of Entry Barriers in the Banking Industry: An Empirical Investigation," Journal of Financial Services Research, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 171-188.
  • Pilloff, Steven J., and Robin A. Prager (1998). "Thrift Involvement in Commercial and Industrial Lending," Federal Reserve Bulletin, vol. 84, no. 12, pp. 1025-1037.
  • Prager, Robin A., and Timothy H. Hannan (1998). "Do Substantial Horizontal Mergers Generate Significant Price Effects? Evidence from the Banking Industry," Journal of Industrial Economics, vol. 46, no. 4, pp. 433-452.
  • Emmons, William M.,III, and Robin A. Prager (1997). "The Effects of Market Structure and Ownership on Prices and Service Offerings in the U.S. Cable Television Industry," RAND Journal of Economics, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 732-750.
  • Prager, Robin A. (1992). "The Effects of Deregulating Cable Television: Evidence from the Financial Markets," Journal of Regulatory Economics, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 347-363.
  • Prager, Robin A. (1992). "The Effects of Horizontal Mergers on Competition: The Case of the Northern Securities Company," RAND Journal of Economics, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 123-133.
  • Prager, Robin A. (1990). "Firm Behavior in Franchise Monopoly Markets," RAND Journal of Economics, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 211-225.
  • Prager, Robin A. (1989). "Franchise Bidding for Natural Monopoly: The Case of Cable Television in Massachusetts," Journal of Regulatory Economics, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 115-131.
  • Prager, Robin A. (1989). "The Effects of Regulatory Policies on the Cost of Debt for Electric Utilities: An Empirical Investigation," Journal of Business, vol. 62, no. 1, pp. 33-53.
  • Prager, Robin A. (1989). "Using Stock Price Data to Measure the Effects of Regulation: The Interstate Commerce Act and the Railroad Industry," RAND Journal of Economics, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 280-290.
  • Prager, Robin (1987). "Firm Behavior in Franchise Monopoly Markets: The Case of Cable Television," Ph.D dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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