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Usa Kerdnunvong

Former Research Associate
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Publications & Resources

  • Home Economics: The Changing Work Roles of Wives and Husbands

    October 2016 | Regional Economist

    The labor force participation rate for married men has dropped, while the rate for married women has risen. Husbands may be working part time or even staying out of the workforce, while wives—who have become more educated—are more likely to work full time.

  • Modest Improvement in Economy Expected over Rest of the Year

    April 2016 | Regional Economist

    Strong job growth, consumer spending and housing activity bode well for the economy this year.

  • Asset Bubbles: Detecting and Measuring Them Are Not Easy Tasks

    July 2015 | Regional Economist

    Market bubbles are linked to many historic financial crises, but asset price run-ups can reflect both fundamental value changes and psychological contagion. Using historic values of commonly held assets (stocks and real estate), a novel “exuberance index” offers a way to compare bubbles.