Lowell R. Ricketts
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 research and policy analysis on household balance sheet issues. His research has covered topics including the racial wealth divide, growth in consumer debt, and the uneven financial returns on college educations. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and CNN Money, among other publications.
Prior to joining the team, he worked in the Research division of the St. Louis Fed 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 board member of the Wisconsin Economics Young Alumni Council.
He is pursuing a Master of Arts in statistics at Washington University in St. Louis.