B. Ravikumar

Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis

Professor

411 Locust St

Saint Louis, MO 63011

United States

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Scholarly Papers (38)

From Cronies to Professionals: The Evolution of Family Firms

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 19 Apr 2002
Utpal Bhattacharya and B. Ravikumar
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - HKUST School of Business and Management and Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis
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Family business, agency theory, corporate governance

From Cronies to Professionals: The Evolution of Family Firms

CAPITAL FORMATION, GOVERNANCE AND BANKING, Klein E., ed., Financial Institutions and Services, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY, 2004
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 05 Feb 2005
Utpal Bhattacharya and B. Ravikumar
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - HKUST School of Business and Management and Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis
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Family business, agency theory, corporate governance

Capital Markets and the Evolution of Family Businesses

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 05 Feb 1997
Utpal Bhattacharya and B. Ravikumar
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - HKUST School of Business and Management and Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis
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Capital Markets and the Evolution of Family Businesses

Posted: 11 Feb 2000
Utpal Bhattacharya and B. Ravikumar
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - HKUST School of Business and Management and Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis

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The Return to Capital and the Business Cycle

FRB of Cleveland Working Paper No. 06-03
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 24 Mar 2006
Paul Gomme, B. Ravikumar and Peter Rupert
Concordia University, Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Department of Economics
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return to capital, returns volatility, measurement

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Minimum Consumption Requirements: Theoretical and Quantitative Implications for Growth and Distribution

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 27 Jun 1998
Satyajit Chatterjee and B. Ravikumar
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis
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Optimal Auditing in a Dynamic Model of Tax Compliance

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 03 Jun 2010
B. Ravikumar and Yuzhe Zhang
Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis and Texas A&M University
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Tax Compliance, Tax Auditing, Stochastic Costly State Verification

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Entrepreneurship, Organization Capital and the Evolution of the Firm

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2242
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 05 Mar 2008
University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business - Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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organization capital, entrepreneur

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Why Do Education Vouchers Fail?

CAEPR Working Paper No. 014-2009
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 19 Aug 2009
Indiana University Bloomington - Department of Economics, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Department of Economics, La Trobe University - School of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis
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Costly Technology Adoption and Capital Accumulation

FRB of Philadelphia Working Paper No. 00-7
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 17 Oct 2000
Aubhik Khan and B. Ravikumar
Ohio State University (OSU) and Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis
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Capital Goods Trade and Economic Development

FRB of St. Louis Working Paper No. 2014-012A
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 18 May 2014
Piyusha Mutreja, B. Ravikumar and Michael Sposi
Syracuse University - Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis and Southern Methodist University (SMU)
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Income differences; Capital goods trade; Investment rate; TFP

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Unemployment Insurance Fraud and Optimal Monitoring

FRB of St. Louis Working Paper No. 2012-024E
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 24 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2014
David Fuller, B. Ravikumar and Yuzhe Zhang
Concordia University, Quebec - Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis and Texas A&M University
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Unemployment Insurance, Fraud, Concealed Earnings, Costly State Verification

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Secular Stagnation and Returns on Capital

Economic Synopses, Issue 19, 2015
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 27 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2020
Paul Gomme, B. Ravikumar and Peter Rupert
Concordia University, Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Department of Economics
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Return to Capital in a Real Business Cycle Model

Review, Vol. 99, Issue 4, pp. 337-350, 2017
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 13 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 15 Oct 2019
Paul Gomme, B. Ravikumar and Peter Rupert
Concordia University, Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Department of Economics
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Capital Accumulation and Dynamic Gains from Trade

FRB St. Louis Working Paper No. 2017-5
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 01 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2019
Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Southern Methodist University (SMU)
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Welfare gains from trade, Dynamic gains, Capital accumulation, Trade imbalances

Capital Accumulation and Dynamic Gains from Trade

Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute Working Paper No. 296
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 27 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2020
Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Southern Methodist University (SMU)
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Welfare gains, dynamics, capital accumulation, trade imbalances

Price Equalization Does Not Imply Free Trade

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Working Paper No. 2012-010B
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 12 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2015
Syracuse University - Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Southern Methodist University (SMU)
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Purchasing Power Parity, Capital Goods Prices, Bilateral Trade Flows, Trade Barriers

Price Equalization Does Not Imply Free Trade

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4099
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 12 Feb 2013
Syracuse University - Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Southern Methodist University (SMU)
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international trade, capital goods trade

Price Equalization Does Not Imply Free Trade

Review, Vol. 97, Issue 4, pp. 323-39, 2015
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 29 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 15 Oct 2019
Syracuse University - Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Southern Methodist University (SMU)
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Optimal Auditing and Insurance in a Dynamic Model of Tax Compliance

FRB of St. Louis Working Paper Series No. 2011-020A
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 01 Sep 2011
B. Ravikumar and Yuzhe Zhang
Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis and Texas A&M University
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Tax Auditing, Tax Compliance, Optimal Taxation, Stochastic Costly State Verification

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Talent, Labor Quality, and Economic Development

FRB of St. Louis Working Paper No. 2013-027B
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 22 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2014
German Cubas, B. Ravikumar and Gustavo Ventura
University of Houston, Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis and Arizona State University (ASU)
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Economic Development, TFP, PISA, Labor Quality

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Measuring Openness to Trade

FRB St. Louis Working Paper No. 2016-3
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 31 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 06 Mar 2019
Michael E. Waugh and B. Ravikumar
New York University (NYU), Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis
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Measuring Openness to Trade

NBER Working Paper No. w22147
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 11 Apr 2016
Michael E. Waugh and B. Ravikumar
New York University (NYU), Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis
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The Quantitative Importance of Openness in Development

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4412
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 03 Oct 2013
Wenbiao Cai, B. Ravikumar and Raymond G. Riezman
University of Winnipeg - Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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openness, industrialization, capital formation, relative price of investment

The Quantitative Importance of Openness in Development

FRB of St. Louis Working Paper No. 2013-025B
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 13 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 20 May 2014
Wenbiao Cai, B. Ravikumar and Raymond G. Riezman
University of Winnipeg - Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis and Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business
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Openness, Industrialization, Capital formation, Relative price of investment

Capital Goods Trade, Relative Prices, and Economic Development

FRB St. Louis Working Paper No. 2017-6
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 16 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 06 Mar 2019
Piyusha Mutreja, B. Ravikumar and Michael Sposi
Syracuse University - Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis and Southern Methodist University (SMU)
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Income differences, Capital goods trade, Relative prices, Investment rate

Capital Goods Trade, Relative Prices, and Economic Development

Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute Working Paper No. 294
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 11 Jan 2017
Piyusha Mutreja, B. Ravikumar and Michael Sposi
Syracuse University - Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis and Southern Methodist University (SMU)
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Explaining Cross-Cohort Differences in Life Cycle Earnings

FRB St. Louis Working Paper No. 2015-35
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 04 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 06 Mar 2019
La Trobe University, Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis and Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
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Life-cycle earnings, flattening, skill price, education composition

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Price Equalization, Trade Flows, and Barriers to Trade

FRB of St. Louis Working Paper No. 2013-039C
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 May 2014 Last Revised: 22 May 2014
Syracuse University - Department of Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis, Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business and Southern Methodist University (SMU)
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Purchasing Power Parity, Capital Goods Prices, Bilateral Trade Flows, Trade Barriers

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Why are Life-Cycle Earnings Profiles Getting Flatter?

Review, Vol. 99, Issue 3, pp. 245-57, 2017
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 06 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2019
B. Ravikumar and Guillaume Vandenbroucke
Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis and Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
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Labor Compensation and Labor Productivity: Recent Recoveries and the Long-Term Trend

Economic Synopses, Issue 16, pp. 1-2, 2016
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 18 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2020
B. Ravikumar and Lin Shao
Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis and Washington University in St. Louis
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Majority Voting in a Model of Means Testing

FRB St. Louis Working Paper No. 2018-14
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 18 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 12 Feb 2020
Buly A. Cardak, Gerhard Glomm and B. Ravikumar
La Trobe University - School of Economics, Indiana University Bloomington - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis
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Sequential majority voting, Means testing, Political support, Targeting

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The Housing Supply Puzzle: Part 1, Divergent Markets

Economic Synopses, Issue 9, pp. 1-2, 2018
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 13 Jun 2018
Evan Karson, Joseph McGillicuddy and B. Ravikumar
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis
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The Housing Supply Puzzle: Part 3, Price Gaps

Economic Synopses, Issue 11, pp. 1-2, 2018
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 13 Jun 2018
Evan Karson, Joseph McGillicuddy and B. Ravikumar
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis
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Participation Dynamics: Sunspots and Cycles

NBER Working Paper No. w3438
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 29 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2010
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, University of Texas at Austin - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis
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Have Labor Costs Slowed the Recovery?

Economic Synopses, Issue 14, pp. 1-2, 2016
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 20 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2020
B. Ravikumar and Lin Shao
Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis and Washington University in St. Louis
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Why Do Education Vouchers Fail at the Ballot Box?

FRB of St. Louis Working Paper No. 2011-032B
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 12 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2012
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Department of Economics, La Trobe University - School of Economics, Indiana University Bloomington - Department of Economics and Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis
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Geographic Disparity in the U.S. Population

Posted: 14 May 2020
Ryan Mather and B. Ravikumar
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis
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The Housing Supply Puzzle: Part 2, Rental Demand

Economic Synopses, Issue 10, pp. 1-2, 2018
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 13 Jun 2018
Evan Karson, Joseph McGillicuddy and B. Ravikumar
Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis
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Geographic Dispersion in COVID-19 Death Rates Across the United States

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 25 Jun 2020
B. Ravikumar and Guillaume Vandenbroucke
Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis and Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
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COVID-19

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The Lost Weeks of Covid-19 Testing in the United States: Part I

Posted: 30 Apr 2020
affiliation not provided to SSRN, Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis and Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
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COVID-19

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Covid-19 Cases and Deaths: Comparing the Eighth Federal Reserve District and the U.S

Posted: 14 May 2020
B. Ravikumar and Guillaume Vandenbroucke
Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis and Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
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COVID-19

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The Lost Weeks of Covid-19 Testing in the United States: Part Ii

Posted: 30 Apr 2020
affiliation not provided to SSRN, Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis and Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
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COVID-19

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Value-Added Trade vs. Gross Trade

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 29 Apr 2020
B. Ravikumar and Brian Reinbold
Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis and Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
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Geographic Disparity in U.S. Output

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 29 Apr 2020
B. Ravikumar and Brian Reinbold
Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis and Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
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Growth and Risk-Sharing with Private Information

FRB of Philadelphia Working Paper No. 99-12
Posted: 24 Feb 2000
Aubhik Khan and B. Ravikumar
Ohio State University (OSU) and Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis

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