Basit Zafar

Basit Zafar

Senior Economist
Microeconomic Studies Function
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
33 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10045

Phone (212) 720-5648
basit.zafar@ny.frb.org

Publications

Household Debt and Saving during the 2007 Recession
With Rajashri Chakrabarti, Donghoon Lee, and Wilbert van der Klaauw
Accepted in NBER book Wealth, Financial Intermediation and the Real Economy, Charles Hulten, Michael Palumbo, and Marshall Reinsdorf, editors.

Determinants of College Major Choice: Identification Using an Information Experiment
With Matthew Wiswall
Accepted at the Review of Economic Studies

The Price is Right: Updating of Inflation Expectations in a Randomized Price Information Experiment
With Olivier Armantier, Scott Nelson, Giorgio Topa and Wilbert van der Klaauw
Accepted at the Review of Economics and Statistics

Inflation Expectations and Behavior: Do Survey Respondents Act on their Beliefs?
With Olivier Armantier, Wändi Bruine de Bruin, Giorgio Topa and Wilbert van der Klaauw
Conditionally accepted at the International Economic Review

Heterogeneous Inflation Expectations, Learning, and Market Outcomes
With Carlos Madeira
Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Forthcoming

Bayesian Social Learning, Conformity and Stubbornness: Evidence from the AP Top 25 PDF
With Daniel Stone
Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Forthcoming

Measuring Inflation Expectations
With Olivier Armantier, Wandi Bruine de Bruin, Simon Potter, Giorgio Topa, and Wilbert van der Klaauw
Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 5, May 2013, pp. 273-301.

College Major Choice and the Gender Gap PDF
Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 48, No. 3, Summer 2013, pp. 545-595.
See also ››
Online Appendix for College Major Choice and the Gender Gap PDF

Can Subjective Expectations Data be used in Choice Models? Evidence on Cognitive BiasesPDF
Journal of Applied Econometrics, Vol. 26, Issue 3, 2011, pp 520-544
33 pages / 253 kb

How do College Students Form Expectations?PDF
Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2011, pp. 301-348
51 pages / 359 kb

Double Majors: One for Me, One for Mom and Dad?PDF
Economic Inquiry
42 pages / 352 kb

An Experimental Investigation of Why Individuals Conform PDF
European Economic Review
48 pages / 281 kb

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