Ray Boshara: Publications and Papers

Born on 3rd Base? The Effects of Head Starts and College on Family Wealth
St. Louis Fed On the Economy, April 17, 2018

"Next Big Thing in Building Wealth?"
with Ida Rademacher, Aspen Institute, March 23, 2018.

"Millennials Are Not Investing in the Stock Market—But Might Want to"
St. Louis Fed Open Vault, March 8, 2018.

"Is Record High Consumer Debt a Boon or Bane?"
St. Louis Fed On the Economy, Dec. 19, 2017.

"Thanks, Dad: You Were Right about Saving and Paying Off Debt"
St. Louis Fed Open Vault Blog, Dec. 6, 2017.

"Understanding Banking from the Ground Up"
St. Louis Fed On the Economy, July 25, 2017.

"Thinking Big-And Thinking Small"
Aspen Institute, July 1, 2017.

"Executive Summary: Tipping Points II"
Tipping Points II: Mapping and Understanding the Impact of Debt on Economic Growth, June 22, 2017.

"The Importance of Exploring the Black/White Wealth Gap"
St. Louis Fed On the Economy, June 12, 2017.

"Black college graduates are losing wealth. Here’s what can help."
Washington Post, April 13, 2017

"Does College Level the Playing Field?"
Federal Reserve of St. Louis Review, February, 15, 2017.

"To Borrow, or Not to Borrow?"
St. Louis Fed On the Economy, Nov. 22, 2016.

“Economic Mobility: Research & Ideas on Strengthening Families, Communities & the Economy”
Introduction co-authored with David Buchholz, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, September 2016.

“Executive Summary: Tipping Points I"
Tipping Points I: Mapping and Understanding the Impact of Debt on Household Financial Well Being, June 9, 2016

"Thrivers and Strugglers: A Growing Economic Divide"
Federal Reserve of St. Louis Bridges. Winter 2015-2016. 

"The Future of Building Wealth: Can Financial Capability Overcome Demographic Destiny?"
What It's Worth, second chapter in book published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and the Corporation for Enterprise Development, December 2015

"Age, Birth Year and Wealth"
by William R. Emmons and Bryan J. Noeth, with an introduction co-authored by Ray Boshara
The Demographics of Wealth: How Age, Education and Race Separate Thrivers from Strugglers in Today’s Economy, Essay No. 3, July 15, 2015.

"Education and Wealth"
by William R. Emmons and Bryan J. Noeth, with an introduction co-authored by Ray Boshara
The Demographics of Wealth: How Age, Education and Race Separate Thrivers from Strugglers in Today's Economy, Essay No. 2, May 5, 2015.

"Does unsecured debt decrease savings? Evidence from the Refund to Savings Initiative"
with Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Jane Oliphant and Blair D. Russell
CSD Research Brief 15-16, Washington University, Center for Social Development, March 2015.

"Race, Ethnicity and Wealth"
by William R. Emmons and Bryan J. Noeth, with an introduction co-authored by Ray Boshara
The Demographics of Wealth: How Age, Education and Race Separate Thrivers from Strugglers in Today’s Economy, Essay No. 1, Feb. 26, 2015.

"Stark disparities in wealth are key in discussions on race in the United States"
Washington Post, Dec. 30, 2014.

"The Great Recession Casts a Long Shadow on Family Finances"
with William R. Emmons and Bryan J. Noeth
St. Louis Fed On the Economy, Sept. 9, 2014.

"Asset Diversification and Low Debt Are the Keys to Building and Maintaining Wealth"
with William R. Emmons
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Cascade, No. 84, Winter 2014.

"The Roth at Birth: Building Financial Capability and Putting the Time Value of Money to Work for Young Americans"
with Ted Beck, Concept note prepared for The President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability, December 2011.

"After the Fall: Rebuilding Family Balance Sheets, Rebuilding the Economy"
with William Emmons, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Annual Report 2012.
PDF version.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Guest Commentary: Hitting a Financial Home Run
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sept. 17, 2012.

"Ownership and Debt: Minding the Balance Sheet"
Democracy, A Journal of Ideas, Issue #26, Fall 2012.

"A Reflection on the First and Next 20 Years of Federal Assets Policy"
Washington University Center for Social Development, Perspective No. 12-24, June 2012.

"Building Financial Capability and Balance Sheets Early in Life"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Bridges, Spring 2012.

"Seven Surprising Findings from the Asset Building Field"
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Bridges, Winter 2010-2011.

"Combating Poverty by Building Assets"
Pathways, Spring 2009.

"Share the Ownership"
The Washington Post, Feb. 8, 2005.

"Poverty is More than a Matter of Income"
New York Times, Sept. 29, 2002.