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Alex Bick

Alexander Bick Research Economist

Minneapolis, Minnesota USA

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Alexander Bick, an associate professor of economics at Arizona State University (currently on leave), joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis as a research economist in 2019. He holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in economics from Goethe University Frankfurt in Germany.

Alex’s current research focuses on documenting and understanding cross-country differences in labor supply, specifically between Europe and the United States. His research has been published in various journals, including the American Economic Review and the Review of Economic Studies, and has been covered by national and international media outlets such as Bloomberg.

Refereed Publications

Hours Worked in Europe and the US: New Data, New Answers
2019 | Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 121(4): 1381-1416 | With Bettina Brüggemann and Nicola Fuchs‐Schündeln

Long-Term Changes in Married Couples' Labor Supply and Taxes: Evidence from the US and Europe since the 1980s
2019 | Journal of International Economics, 118: 44-62 | With Bettina Brüggemann, Nicola Fuchs‐Schündeln, and Hannah Paule-Paludkiewicz

Data Revisions of Aggregate Hours Worked: Implications for the Europe-U.S. Hours Gap
2019 | Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, 101(1) | With Bettina Brüggemann and Nicola Fuchs‐Schündeln

Taxation and Labour Supply of Married Couples across Countries: A Macroeconomic Analysis
2018 | The Review of Economic Studies, 85(3): 1543-1576 | With Nicola Fuchs‐Schündeln

How Do Hours Worked Vary with Income? Cross-Country Evidence and Implications
2018 | American Economic Review, 108(1): 170-199 | With Nicola Fuchs‐Schündeln and David Lagakos

Quantifying the Disincentive Effects of Joint Taxation on Married Women's Labor Supply
2017 | American Economic Review, 107(5): 100-104 | With Nicola Fuchs‐Schündeln

The Quantitative Role of Child Care for Female Labor Force Participation and Fertility
2016 | Journal of the European Economic Association, 14(3): 639-668

Revisiting the Effect of Household Size on Consumption Over the Life-Cycle
2013 | Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 37(12): 2998-3011 | With Sekyu Choi

Inflation and Growth: New Evidence form a Dynamic Panel Threshold Analysis
2013 | Empirical Economics, 44(2): 861-878 | With Stephanie Kremer and Dieter Nautz

Threshold Effects on Inflation on Economic Growth in Developing Countries
2010 | Economics Letters, 108(2): 126-129

Inflation Thresholds and Relative Price Variability: Evidence from U.S. Cities
2008 | International Journal of Central Banking, 4(3): 61-76 | With Dieter Nautz