Dr. B. Ravikumar

Vice President and Deputy Director of Research, Federal Reserve of St. Louis, USA

Ravikumar is a Vice President and Deputy Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and a visiting professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to these positions, he taught in the economics departments at the University of Iowa, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Virginia.

His research articles have appeared in national and international economics-related journals including Journal of Political Economy, Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Applied Econometrics, and European Economic Review.

In addition to a PhD in Economics he holds master’s degrees in Economics and Industrial Engineering and bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering.

Research interests: Economic development, Macroeconomics, International Trade


  • Co-editor, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control Associate
  • Associate Editor, European Economic Review

His first job was as an executive trainee at a paint manufacturing company. He decided to pursue his passion for economics rather than watching paint dry!

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