Loukas Karabarbounis is a consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, an associate professor of economics at the University of Minnesota, a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and an associate editor at the Journal of Monetary Economics. He earned a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 2010. He is the recipient of a 2016 Sloan Research Fellowship awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
His latest research focuses on topics such as the global decline of labor’s share of income, productivity and capital flows in southern Europe, and cyclical fluctuations in labor markets. His work has been published in academic journals such as the American Economic Journal, the American Economic Review, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Review of Economic Dynamics.
Recent Minneapolis Fed Work
Inferring Inequality with Home Production
December 2017 - Working Paper
The Global Rise of Corporate Saving
March 2017 - Working Paper
Capital Allocation and Productivity in South Europe
February 2017 - Working Paper
The Limited Macroeconomic Effects of Unemployment Benefit Extensions
April 2016 - Working Paper
The Cyclicality of the Opportunity Cost of Employment
August 2015 - Staff Report
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