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Benjamin A. Malin Senior Research Economist

Minneapolis, Minnesota USA

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Ben Malin joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis as a senior economist in 2012, after spending 6 years as an economist at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. His current research focuses on firms’ price-setting behavior, business cycles, and economic growth. Ben’s work has appeared in the Handbook of Monetary Economics, American Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, and other journals. Ben holds a B.S. in economics from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.

Collaboration and Female Representation in Academic Fields
2019 | Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Quarterly Review, 39(1): 2-21 | With Soohyung Lee

Resurrecting the Role of the Product Market Wedge in Recessions
2018 | American Economic Review, 108(4/5): 1118-1146 | With Mark Bils and Peter J. Klenow
Previously: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Staff Report 516
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Informational Rigidities and the Stickiness of Temporary Sales
2017 | Journal of Monetary Economics, 90: 64-83 | With Eric Anderson, Emi Nakamura, Duncan Simester, and Jon Steinsson
Previously: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Staff Report 513

Education's Role in China's Structural Transformation
2013 | Journal of Development Economics, 101: 148-166 | With Soohyung Lee

Reset Price Inflation and the Impact of Monetary Policy Shocks
2012 | American Economic Review, 102: 2798-2825 | With Mark Bils and Pete Klenow
Data and programs: BKM_Reset.zip
Previously: Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2009-16, Board of Governors

Testing for Keynesian Labor Demand
2012 | NBER Macroeconomics Annual, 27: 311-349 | With Mark Bils and Pete Klenow

Comparison of Solutions to the Multi-Country Real Business Cycle Model
2011 | Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 35(2): 186-202 | With Robert Kollmann, Serguei Maliar, and Paul Pichler

Solving the Multi-Country Real Business Cycle Model with a Smolyak-Collocation Method
2011 | Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 35(2): 229-239 | With Dirk Krueger and Felix Kubler
FORTRAN programs to compute solution: Project_JEDC_Dec2009_KKM.zip
FORTRAN programs to evaluate solution: Testbench_Material_KKM.zip

Microeconomic Evidence on Price-Setting
2010 | Handbook of Monetary Economics, Benjamin M. Friedman and Michael Woodford, eds., Vol. 3, Chapter 6: 231-284 | With Pete Klenow

Hyperbolic Discounting and Uniform Savings Floors
2008 | Journal of Public Economics, 92(10-11): 1986-2002
Previously: Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2007-59, Board of Governors