The Beveridge Curve and Implications for a Soft Landing

February 22, 2023

This 17-minute podcast was released Feb. 22, 2023, as a part of the Timely Topics podcast series.

Paulina Restrepo-Echavarria during the podcast recording.

Paulina Restrepo-Echavarria discusses job poaching and its effect on labor market measures, including the Beveridge Curve.

“I would say that, in the present conditions, a soft landing is possible given that it’s likely that poaching vacancies go down by more than unemployment vacancies,” says Paulina Restrepo-Echavarria, a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. “We’re kind of hopeful.” Restrepo-Echavarria sat down to discuss the Beveridge Curve with Laura Taylor of the St. Louis Fed.


Economists and experts talk about their research, topics in the news and issues related to the Fed. Views expressed are not necessarily those of the St. Louis Fed or the Federal Reserve System.

Back to Top