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William English

Director

Program Direction Section

Monetary Affairs

202-736-5645
william.b.english@frb.gov
Education
  • Ph.D., Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986
  • B.A., Economics and Mathematics, Yale University, 1982
  • Current Research Topics

  • Nontraditional Monetary Policy
  • Interest Rates and Bank Profitability
    • Economist

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 1992 - present
    • Senior Economist

      Bank for International Settlements

    • 2002 - 2003
    • Senior Economist

      Council of Economic Advisers

    • 1996 - 1997
    • Visiting Assistant Professor of Business Economics

      Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago

    • 1989
    • Assistant Professor of Economics

      University of Pennsylvania

    • 1986 - 1992
  • D'Amico, Stefania, William English, J. Lopez-Salido, and Edward Nelson (2012). "The Federal Reserve's Large-Scale Asset Purchase Programs: Rationale and Effects," CEPR Discussion Papers 9145. Centre for Economic Policy Research.
  • English, William B., Skander J. Van den Heuvel, and Egon Zakrajsek (2012). "Interest Rate Risk and Bank Equity Valuations," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2012-26. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • English, William, Kostas Tsatsaronis, and Edda Zoli (2005). "Assessing the Predictive Power of Measures of Financial Conditions for Macroeconomic Variables," in Investigating the Relationship between the Financial and Real Economy. Basel: Bank for International Settlements, pp. 228-252.
  • English, William B., Claudio Borio, and Andrew Filardo (2003). "A Tale of Two Perspectives: Old Or New Challenges for Monetary Policy," BIS Papers, vol. 19, pp. 1-59.
  • English, William B., William R. Nelson, and Brian P. Sack (2003). "Interpreting the Significance of the Lagged Interest Rate in Estimated Monetary Policy Rules," Contributions to Macroeconomics, Vol. 3, no. 1.
  • English, William B. (2002). "Financial Consolidation and Monetary Policy," Federal Reserve Bank of New York Economic Policy Review, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 271-284.
  • English, William B. (2002). "Interest Rate Risk and Bank Net Interest Margins," BIS Quarterly Review, December, pp. 67-82.
  • English, William B. (2000). "Comment on 'America's Historical Experience with Low Inflation'," Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 998-1006.
  • English, William B. (2000). "The Irrelevance of some Forms of Credit Constraints for Government Monetary and Debt Policy," Journal of economics and business, vol. 52, no. 1-2, pp. 7-30.
  • Loretan, Mico, and William B. English (2000). "Evaluating Changes in Correlations during Periods of High Market Volatility," BIS Quarterly Review, June, pp. 29-36.
  • English, William B. (1999). "Inflation and Financial Sector Size," Journal of Monetary Economics, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 379-400.
  • English,William B. (with Federal Reserve System Study Group on Subordinated Notes and Debentures) (1999). "Using Subordinated Debt as an Instrument of Market Disciplin," Staff Study 172. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Brady, Thomas F., William B. English, and William R. Nelson (1998). "Recent Changes to the Federal Reserve's Survey of Terms of Business Lending," Federal Reserve Bulletin, vol. 84, no. 8, pp. 604-615.
  • English, William B., and William R. Nelson (1998). "Bank Risk Rating of Business Loans," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 1998-51. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • English, William B., and William R. Nelson (1998). "Profits and Balance Sheet Developments at U.S. Commercial Banks in 1997," Federal Reserve Bulletin, vol. 84, no. 6, pp. 391-419.
  • English, William B. (1996). "Understanding the Costs of Sovereign Default: American State Debts in the 1840's," American Economic Review, vol. 86, no. 1, pp. 259-275.
  • Cole, Harold L., James Dow, and William B. English (1995). "Default, Settlement, and Signalling: Lending Resumption in a Reputational Model of Sovereign Debt," International Economic Review, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 365-385.
  • English, William B., and Brian K. Reid (1995). "Profits and Balance Sheet Developments at U.S. Commercial Banks in 1994," Federal Reserve Bulletin, vol. 81, no. 6, pp. 545-569.
  • English, William B., and Brian K. Reid (1994). "Profits and Balance Sheet Developments at U.S. Commercial Banks in 1993," Federal Reserve Bulletin, vol. 80, no. 6, pp. 483-507.
  • Brunner, Allan D., and William B. English (1993). "Profits and Balance Sheet Developments at U.S. Commercial Banks in 1992," Federal Reserve Bulletin, vol. 79, no. 7, pp. 649-673.
  • English, William B. (1993). "The Decline of Private Deposit Insurance in the United States," Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy, vol. 38, pp. 57-128.
  • Cole, Harold L., and William B. English (1992). "Direct Investment: A Doubtful Alternative to International Debt," Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Quarterly Review, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 12-22.
  • Cole, Harold L., and William B. English (1992). "Two-Sided Expropriation and International Equity Contracts," Journal of International Economics, vol. 33, no. 1-2, pp. 77-104.
  • Cole, Harold L., and William B. English (1991). "Expropriation and Direct Investment," Journal of International Economics, vol. 30, no. 3-4, pp. 201-227.
  • English, William B. (1991). "Alexander Hamilton's Market-Based Debt Reduction Plan: A Comment," Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy, vol. 35, pp. 105-112.
  • English, William B., Jeffrey A. Miron, and David W. Wilcox (1989). "Seasonal Fluctuations and the Life Cycle-Permanent Income Model of Consumption: A Correction," Journal of Political Economy, vol. 97, no. 4, pp. 988-991.
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