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William F. Bassett

Deputy Associate Director

Program Direction Section

Monetary Affairs

Education
  • Ph.D., Economics, Brown University, 1999
  • M.A., Economics, Brown University, 1996
  • B.S., Economics, Rensslaer Polytechnic Institute, 1992
  • Current Research Topics

  • Links Between Bank Capital, Lending, and Growth
    • Economist

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 1999 - present
    • Assistant Economist

      Federal Reserve Bank of New York

    • 1992 - 1995
  • Bassett, William F., and W. Blake Marsh (2014). "Assessing Targeted Macroprudential Financial Regulation: The Case of the 2006 Commercial Real Estate Guidance for Banks," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2014-49. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Bassett, William F., Mary Beth Chosak, John C. Driscoll, and Egon Zakrajsek (2014). "Changes in Bank Lending Standards and the Macroeconomy," Journal of Monetary Economics, vol. 62, pp. 23-40.
  • Bassett, William F., Simon Gilchrist, Gretchen C. Weinbach, and Egon Zakrajsek (2014). "Improving our Ability to Monitor Bank Lending," in Brunnermeier, Markus K., Arvind Krishnamurthy eds., Risk Topography: Systemic Risk and Macro Modeling. A National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, pp. 149-161.
  • Bassett, William F., Seung Jung Lee, and Thomas W. Spiller (2012). "Estimating Changes in Supervisory Standards and their Economic Effects," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2012-55. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Bassett, William F., Mary Beth Chosak, John C. Driscoll, and Egon Zakrajsek (2012). "Changes in Bank Lending Standards and the Macroeconomy," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2012-24. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Bassett, William, and Thomas King (2008). "Profits and Balance Sheet Developments at U.S. Commercial Banks in 2007," Federal Reserve Bulletin, vol. 94, pp. A1-39.
  • Bassett, William F. (2007). "Medicaid's Nursing Home Coverage and Asset Transfers," Public Finance Review, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 414-439.
  • Bassett, William F., and Egon Zakrajsek (2003). "Recent Developments in Business Lending by Commercial Banks," Federal Reserve Bulletin, vol. 89, no. 12, pp. 477-492.
  • Bassett, William F., and Thomas Brady (2002). "What Drives the Persistent Competitiveness of Small Banks?" Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2002-28. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Bassett, William F., and Egon Zakrajsek (2001). "Profits and Balance Sheet Developments at U.S. Commercial Banks in 2000," Federal Reserve Bulletin, vol. 87, no. 6, pp. 367-393.
  • Bassett, William F., and Robin L. Lumsdaine (2001). "Probability Limits: Are Subjective Assessments Adequately Accurate?" Journal of Human Resources, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 327-363.
  • Bassett, William F., and Thomas F. Brady (2001). "The Economic Performance of Small Banks, 1985-2000," Federal Reserve Bulletin, vol. 87, no. 11, pp. 719-728.
  • Bassett, William F., and Egon Zakrajsek (2000). "Profits and Balance Sheet Developments at U.S. Commercial Banks in 1999," Federal Reserve Bulletin, vol. 86, no. 6, pp. 367-395.
  • Bassett, William F.,III (1999). "Medicaid, Financial Transfers, and Expectations of the Elderly," Ph.D dissertation, Brown University.
  • Bassett, William F., John P. Burkett, and Louis Putterman (1999). "Income Distribution, Government Transfers, and the Problem of Unequal Influence," European Journal of Political Economy, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 207-228.
  • Bassett, William F., Michael J. Fleming, and Anthony P. Rodrigues (1998). "How Workers use 401(k) Plans: The Participation, Contribution, and Withdrawal Decisions," National Tax Journal, vol. 51, no. 2, pp. 263-289.
  • Remolona, Eli M., William Bassett, and In Sun Geoum (1996). "Risk Management by Structured Derivative Product Companies," Federal Reserve Bank of New York Economic Policy Review, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 17-37.
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