Microeconomic Studies: Publications

Microeconomic research of particular relevance to monetary policy, including housing economics, household and public finance, and labor economics.
Liberty Street Economics
A Close Look at the Decline of Homeownership
By Andrew Haughwout, Richard Peach, and Joseph Tracy
February 17, 2017
Just Released: Total Household Debt Nears 2008 Peak but Debt Picture Looks Much Different
By Andrew Haughwout, Donghoon Lee, Joelle Scally, and Wilbert van der Klaauw
February 16, 2017
The Homeownership Gap Is Finally Closing
By Andrew Haughwout, Richard Peach, and Joseph Tracy
February 16, 2017
Houses as ATMs No Longer
By Andreas Fuster, Eilidh Geddes, and Andrew Haughwout
February 15, 2017
The Evolution of Home Equity Ownership
By Andreas Fuster, Eilidh Geddes, and Andrew Haughwout
February 14, 2017
How Resilient Is the U.S. Housing Market Now?
By Andreas Fuster, Eilidh Geddes, Benedict Guttman-Kenney, and Andrew Haughwout
February 13, 2017
Measuring Americans’ Expectations following the 2016 Election
By John J. Conlon and Basit Zafar
January 23, 2017
Just Released: Subprime Auto Debt Grows Despite Rising Delinquencies
By Andrew Haughwout, Donghoon Lee, Joelle Scally,
and Wilbert van der Klaauw
November 30, 2016
Just Released: Press Briefing on the Survey of Consumer Expectations
By Olivier Armantier, Giorgio Topa, Wilbert van der Klaauw, and Basit Zafar
November 18, 2016
What’s Driving the Recent Slump in U.S. Imports?
By Mary Amiti, Tyler Bodine-Smith, Colin Hottman, and Logan Lewis
November 7, 2016
Who Falters at Student Loan Payback Time?
By Rajashri Chakrabarti, Michael Lovenheim, and Kevin Morris
September 9, 2016
The Changing Role of Community-College and For-Profit-College Borrowers in the Student Loan Market
By Rajashri Chakrabarti, Michael Lovenheim, and Kevin Morris
September 8, 2016
The Changing Face of the Higher Education Market
By Rajashri Chakrabarti, Michael Lovenheim, and Kevin Morris
September 7, 2016
The Changing Higher Education Landscape
By Rajashri Chakrabarti, Michael Lovenheim, and Kevin Morris
September 6, 2016
How Do People Revise Their Inflation Expectations?
By Olivier Armantier, Giorgio Topa, Wilbert van der Klaauw, and Basit Zafar
August 22, 2016
Puerto Rico’s Evolving Household Debts
By Meta Brown, Andrew Haughwout, Donghoon Lee, Joelle Scally, Magali Solimano, and Wilbert van der Klaauw
August 12, 2016
Human Capital and Education in Puerto Rico
Rajashri Chakrabarti, Giacomo De Giorgi, and Rachel Schuh
August 10, 2016
Just Released: Recent Developments in Consumer Credit Card Borrowing
Graham Campbell, Andrew Haughwout, Donghoon Lee, Joelle Scally, and Wilbert van der Klaauw
August 9, 2016
Migration in Puerto Rico: Is There a Brain Drain?
Jaison R. Abel, Giacomo De Giorgi, Richard Deitz, and Harry Wheeler
August 9, 2016
Restoring Economic Growth in Puerto Rico: Introduction to the Series
By Hunter Clark, Giacomo De Giorgi, and Andrew Haughwout
August 8, 2016
Which Households Have Negative Wealth?
By Olivier Armantier, Luis Armona, Giacomo De Giorgi, and Wilbert van der Klauuw
August 1, 2016
Economic Policy Review
Do We Know What We Owe? Consumer Debt as Reported by Borrowers and Lenders
Meta Brown, Andrew Haughwout, Donghoon Lee, and Wilbert van der Klaauw
October 2015   Volume 21, Number 1
Challenges in Identifying Interbank Loans
Olivier Armantier and Adam Copeland
October 2015   Volume 21, Number 1
Precarious Slopes? The Great Recession, Federal Stimulus, and New Jersey Schools
Rajashri Chakrabarti and Sarah Sutherland
Volume 19, Number 2, December 2013
Staff Reports
Disaster (Over-)Insurance: The Long-Term Financial and Socioeconomic Consequences of Hurricane Katrina
Zachary Bleemer and Wilbert van der Klaauw
Number 807  February 2017
An Overview of the Survey of Consumer Expectations
Olivier Armantier, Giorgio Topa, Wilbert van der Klaauw, and Basit Zafar
Number 800  November 2016
Home Price Expectations and Behavior: Evidence from a Randomized Information
Luis Armona, Andreas Fuster, and Basit Zafar
Number 797  October 2016
Auto Credit and the 2005 Bankruptcy Reform: The Impact of Eliminating Cramdowns
Rajashri Chakrabarti and Nathaniel Pattison
Number 797  October 2016
Human Capital Investments and Expectations about Career and Family
Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
Number 792  August 2016
Tracking and Stress-Testing U.S. Household Leverage
Andreas Fuster, Benedict Guttman-Kenney, and Andrew Haughwout
Number 787  August 2016
The Science of Monetary Policy: An Imperfect Knowledge Perspective
Stefano Eusepi and Bruce Preston
Staff Reports 782,  June 2016
Health Spending Slowed Down in Spite of the Crisis
Marco DiMaggio, Andrew Haughwout, Amir Kermani, Matthew Mazewski, and Maxim Pinkovskiy
Staff Reports 781,  June 2016
The Term Structure of Expectations and Bond Yields
Richard K. Crump, Stefano Eusepi, and Emanuel Moench
Staff Reports 775,  May 2016
International Shocks and Domestic Prices: How Large Are Strategic Complementarities?
Mary Amiti, Oleg Itskhoki, and Jozef Konings
Staff Reports 771,  April 2016
Preference for the Workplace, Investment in Human Capital, and Gender
Matthew Wiswall and Basit Zafar
Staff Reports 767,  March 2016
An Anatomy of U.S. Personal Bankruptcy under Chapter 13
Hülya Eraslan, Wenli Li, Gizem Koşar, and Pierre-Daniel Sarte
Staff Reports 764,  January 2016
The Role of Startups in Structural Transformation
Robert C. Dent, Fatih Karahan, Benjamin Pugsley, and Ayşegül Şahin
Staff Reports 762,  January 2016
Working Hard in the Wrong Place: A Mismatch-Based Explanation to the U.K. Productivity Puzzle
Christina Patterson, Ayşegül Şahin, Giorgio Topa, and Giovanni L. Violante
Staff Reports 757,  January 2016
Personal Experiences and Expectations about Aggregate Outcomes
Theresa Kuchler and Basit Zafar
Staff Reports 748,  October 2015
The Affordable Care Act and the Labor Market: A First Look
Maxim Pinkovskiy
Staff Reports 746,  October 2015
Intended College Attendance: Evidence from an Experiment on College Returns and Costs
Zachary Bleemer and Basit Zafar
Staff Reports 739,  September 2015
The Price Effects of Cash versus In-Kind Transfers
Jesse M. Cunha, Giacomo De Giorgi, and Seema Jayachandran
Staff Reports 735,  August 2015
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