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Photo of Pedro SilosPedro Silos

Research Economist and Associate Policy Adviser

Research Department
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1000 Peachtree Street N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309-4470
404-498-8630
pedro.silos@atl.frb.org
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  • Biography
  • Research
  • Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Pedro Silos is a research economist and associate policy adviser on the macroeconomics team in the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. His major research areas are macroeconomics and labor economics. In particular, he has focused on aggregate implications of labor market dynamics, the cyclical behavior of income shares, and income inequality, among other topics. Dr. Silos is also an occasional contributor to the Atlanta Fed's macroblog, which provides commentary on economic topics including monetary policy, macroeconomic developments, and the Southeast economy.

Prior to joining the Bank in 2005, Dr. Silos was an instructor and research assistant at the University of Iowa and a teaching assistant at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Silos received his doctorate in economics in 2005 from the University of Iowa and his master's degree in economics from the University of Virginia. He earned a degree in economics from the University San Pablo-CEU in Spain.

Research

Federal Reserve Publications

"Is More Still Better? Revisiting the Sixth District Coincident Indicator," Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Review 94 (2009), no. 3, 1–10.

"When More Is Better: Assessing the Southeastern Economy with Lots of Data," Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Review 92 (2007), no. 3, 17–26.

Atlanta Fed Working Papers

2012-16
Wages and Unemployment across Business Cycles: A High-Frequency Investigation
Lei Fang and Pedro Silos
October 2012
Abstract || Full text in PDF (216 KB)

2012-15
Comparative Advantage and Risk Premia in Labor Markets
German Cubas and Pedro Silos
October 2012
Abstract || Full text in PDF (285 KB)

2012-3
Human Capital Portfolios
Pedro Silos and Eric Smith
February 2012
Abstract || Full text in PDF (299 KB)

2011-9
Accounting for the Cyclical Dynamics of Income Shares
Enchuan Shao and Pedro Silos
March 2011
Abstract || Full text in PDF (271 KB)

2010-13
Fixed-Term and Permanent Employment Contracts: Theory and Evidence
Shutao Cao, Enchuan Shao, and Pedro Silos
August 2010
Abstract || Full text in PDF (390 KB)

2008-17
Firm Entry and Labor Market Dynamics
Enchuan Shao and Pedro Silos
August 2008
Abstract || Full text in PDF (362 KB)

2008-11
Productivity, Energy Prices, and the Great Moderation: A New Link
Rajeev Dhawan, Karsten Jeske, and Pedro Silos
March 2008
Abstract || Full text in PDF (220 KB)

2007-5
Uninsurable Individual Risk and the Cyclical Behavior of Unemployment and Vacancies
Enchuan Shao and Pedro Silos
February 2007
Abstract || Full text in PDF (287 KB)

2006-14a
Crude Substitution: The Cyclical Dynamics of Oil Prices and the College Premium
Linnea Polgreen and Pedro Silos
Revised August 2008
Abstract || Full text in PDF (249 KB)

2005-25
Housing Tenure and Wealth Distribution in Life-Cycle Economies
Pedro Silos
October 2005
Abstract || Full text in PDF (325 KB)

2005-21
Housing, Portfolio Choice, and the Macroeconomy
Pedro Silos
August 2005
Abstract || Full text in PDF (398 KB)

2005-20
Capital-Skill Complementarity and Inequality: A Sensitivity Analysis
Linnea Polgreen and Pedro Silos
August 2005
Abstract || Full text in PDF (323 KB)


Curriculum Vitae

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