Lowell R. Ricketts is the lead analyst for the Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, where he conducts primary and secondary research and policy analysis on household balance sheet issues. His primary research focus has centered on household liabilities and wealth outcomes. Prior to joining the team, he worked in the Research division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis as a senior research associate. Ricketts received a bachelor's degree in economics with a math emphasis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He continues to be involved with the university's Department of Economics as a member of the Wisconsin Young Economics Alumni Council.