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R. Anton Braun

Research Economist and Senior Adviser
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  • Biography

    R. Anton Braun is a research economist and senior adviser on the macroeconomics and monetary policy team in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. His major fields of study are macroeconomic risks and the effects of monetary policy.

    Prior to joining the Bank in 2010, Dr. Braun was a full professor at the University of Tokyo, where he worked from 2001 to 2010. His other previous appointments include associate professor at the International University of Japan in Niigata, Japan, from 1998 to 2000; senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis from 1992 to 1997; assistant professor at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville from 1989 to 1994; and research assistant at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from 1985 to 1988. Dr. Braun served as a visiting scholar at CREI Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in Barcelona, Spain, from 2008 to 2009, and at both the Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros and Universidad Carlos III, in Madrid, Spain, from 1996 to 1997.

    Dr. Braun has published research in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Monetary Economics, the Japanese Economic Review. He is a director of the Atlanta Census Research Data Center and a referee for a number of journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, and the European Economic Review, and for the National Science Foundation. He has been honored with a Ministry of Health, Welfare, Education and Sports grant (2003–10), Kikawada Foundation grant (2006–08), and Foundation for International Education grant (1999–2000).

    Dr. Braun received a bachelor of science degree in economics from Indiana University at South Bend. He earned his master's degree and doctorate in economics from Carnegie-Mellon University.

  • Working Papers

    Atlanta Fed Working Papers

    2017-3
    Old, Frail, and Uninsured: Accounting for Puzzles in the U.S. Long-Term Care Insurance Market
    R. Anton Braun, Karen A. Kopecky, and Tatyana Koreshkova
    March 2017
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (1,291 KB)

    2016-4a
    Uninsured Risk, Stagnation, and Fiscal Policy
    R. Anton Braun and Tomoyuki Nakajima
    (Revised) March 2016
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (1 MB)

    2014-18
    The Implications of a Graying Japan for Government Policy
    R. Anton Braun and Douglas H. Joines
    December 2014
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (750 KB)

    2013-13
    Small and Orthodox Fiscal Multipliers at the Zero Lower Bound
    R. Anton Braun, Lena Mareen Körber, and Yuichiro Waki
    December 2013
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (703 KB)

    2013-2
    Old, Sick, Alone, and Poor: A Welfare Analysis of Old-Age Social Insurance Programs
    R. Anton Braun, Karen A. Kopecky, and Tatyana Koreshkova
    (Revised) February 2015
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (491 KB)

    2012-5a
    Some Unpleasant Properties of Log-Linearized Solutions When the Nominal Rate Is Zero
    R. Anton Braun, Lena Mareen Körber, and Yuichiro Waki
    Revised September 2012
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (336 KB)

    2012-1
    Making the Case for a Low Intertemporal Elasticity of Substitution
    R. Anton Braun and Tomoyuki Nakajima
    January 2012
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (604 KB)

    2011-13
    Why Prices Don't Respond Sooner to a Prospective Sovereign Debt Crisis
    R. Anton Braun and Tomoyuki Nakajima
    November 2011
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (887 KB)

    2011-4
    Uninsured Countercyclical Risk: An Aggregation Result and Application to Optimal Monetary Policy
    R. Anton Braun and Tomoyuki Nakajima
    March 2011
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (421 KB)

  • Other Fed Work

    Interviews

    Toni Braun and Karen Kopecky. "The Greying of the American Economy video file." ECONversations. 2016 May.

    Toni Braun. "Getting Personal with Inflation and the Cost of Living video file." ECONversations. 2015 October.

    Podcast Episodes podcast

    R. Anton Braun. "The Graying of the Japanese Economy." Economy Matters podcast. March 21, 2016.