Karen E. Dynan

Harvard University

Affiliate

Littauer Center

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

Peterson Institute for International Economics

Nonresident Senior Fellow

1750 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20036

United States

http://https://piie.com/experts/senior-research-staff/karen-dynan

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (16)

1.

The Rise in U.S. Household Indebtedness: Causes and Consequences

FEDS Working Paper No. 2007-37
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 03 Oct 2007
Karen E. Dynan and Donald L. Kohn
Harvard University and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
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Household debt, consumer finance, personal saving

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Does Stock Market Wealth Matter for Consumption?

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 16 May 2001
Karen E. Dynan and Dean M. Maki
Harvard University and Putnam Investments - Macroeconomic Research
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Increasing Income Inequality, External Habits, and Self-Reported Happiness

American Economic Review, 2007
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 12 Jan 2007
Karen E. Dynan and Enrichetta Ravina
Harvard University and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
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Inequality, Happiness, Habit Formation

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The Evolution of Household Income Volatility

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 08 Sep 2012
Harvard University, Harvard Kennedy School and Wellesley College
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income volatility, income dynamics, household income, household economic security

The Evolution of Household Income Volatility

FEDS Working Paper No. 2007-61
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 04 Dec 2007
Wellesley College, Harvard University and Harvard Kennedy School
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Household income, labor income, volatility, PSID, Great Moderation

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Can Financial Innovation Help to Explain the Reduced Volatility of Economic Activity?

FEDs Working Paper No. 2005-54
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 05 Jan 2006
Harvard University, Harvard Kennedy School and Wellesley College
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Economic fluctuations, volatility, financial innovation, financial deregulation

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Do the Rich Save More?

NBER Working Paper No. w7906
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 16 Sep 2000 Last Revised: 10 Aug 2022
Harvard University, Dartmouth College - Department of Economics and Columbia University - Columbia Business School, Finance
Downloads 105 (353,868)
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Do the Rich Save More?

Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 112, pp. 397-444, April 2004
Posted: 08 Mar 2004
Harvard University, Dartmouth College - Department of Economics and Columbia University - Columbia Business School, Finance

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Changing Household Financial Opportunities and Economic Security

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Nov 2009
Karen E. Dynan
Harvard University
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household finances, household debt, saving behavior

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Is a Household Debt Overhang Holding Back Consumption?

Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 21 Aug 2012
Karen E. Dynan
Harvard University
Downloads 92 (382,372)
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Household debt, household balance sheets, consumption, leverage

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Measuring Household Wealth in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics: The Role of Retirement Assets

FRB of Boston Working Paper No. 19-6
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 22 Oct 2019
Daniel Cooper, Karen E. Dynan and Hannah Rhodenhiser
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Harvard University and Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
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household wealth, retirement assets, household survey data

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Do Provisional Estimates of Output Miss Economic Turning Points?

FRB FEDS Discussion Paper No. 2001-52
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 15 Dec 2001
Karen E. Dynan and Douglas W. Elmendorf
Harvard University and Harvard Kennedy School
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Wealth Shocks and Macroeconomic Dynamics

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 08 Sep 2013
Daniel Cooper and Karen E. Dynan
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Harvard University
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Housing Wealth, Financial Wealth, Wealth Effects, Consumption, Borrowing Constraints, Saving, Household Debt, Deleveraging

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The Underrepresentation of Women in Economics: A Study of Undergraduate Economics Students

NBER Working Paper No. w5299
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 11 Jun 2000 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2022
Karen E. Dynan and Cecilia E. Rouse
Harvard University and Princeton University - Industrial Relations Section
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Implications of Lower Trend Productivity Growth for Tax Policy

Peterson Institute for International Economics Working Paper No. 18-11
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 13 Oct 2018
Karen E. Dynan
Harvard University
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productivity, secular stagnation, taxes, fiscal sustainability

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Why gender disparities persist in South Korea’s labor market

Peterson Institute for International Economics Working Paper 22-11
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 29 Jul 2022
Karen E. Dynan, Jacob F. Kirkegaard and Anna Stansbury
Harvard University, Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Gender labor market disparities, labor force participation, fertility, South Korea

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Wealth Effects and Macroeconomic Dynamics

Journal of Economic Surveys, Vol. 30, Issue 1, pp. 34-55, 2016
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 06 Jan 2016
Daniel Cooper and Karen E. Dynan
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Harvard University
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Borrowing constraints, Consumption, Deleveraging, Financial wealth, Household debt, Housing wealth, Saving, Wealth effects

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The Risk of Financial Hardship in Retirement: A Cohort Analysis

Wharton Pension Research Council Working Paper No. 2019-10, Published in Mitchell, O., and A. Lusardi (Eds.) (2020). Remaking Retirement: Debt in an Aging Economy. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Posted: 20 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2022
Jason Brown, Karen E. Dynan and Theodore F. Figinski
Government of the United States of America - Social Security Administration, Harvard University and Government of the United States of America - Department of the Treasury

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aging, debt, retirement security