R. Anton BraunResearch Economist and Senior Adviser
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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.
Atlanta Fed Working Papers
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 (491 KB)
Other Fed Work
Toni Braun and Karen Kopecky. "The Greying of the American Economy ." ECONversations. 2016 May.
Toni Braun. "Getting Personal with Inflation and the Cost of Living ." ECONversations. 2015 October.
R. Anton Braun. "The Graying of the Japanese Economy." Economy Matters podcast. March 21, 2016.