Anastasios Karantounias is a research economist and associate adviser on the macroeconomics and monetary policy team in the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. His major field of study is macroeconomics with a particular emphasis on optimal fiscal and monetary policy, robustness, and imperfect information.
Prior to joining the Bank in 2008, Dr. Karantounias was a research and teaching assistant at New York University. He also worked as a research intern at the Research and Statistics Division of the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors and the Monetary Policy Strategy Division of the European Central Bank.
Dr. Karantounias has published in journals including the Review of Economic Studies, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, and Theoretical Economics and has continuously presented his research at several conferences, including the meetings of the Society for Economic Dynamics, the American Economic Association, the Econometric Society, and the European Economic Association. He has taught at Emory University and he has been a visiting professor at LUISS Guido Carli and a visiting scholar at Northwestern University and at the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance.
Dr. Karantounias received his doctorate in economics in 2008 from New York University and a master's degree in economics in 2004 from the same institution. He received his bachelor's degree in economics in 2001 from the Athens University of Economics and Business in Athens, Greece.
Atlanta Fed Working Papers
"Overconfidence, Subjective Perception and Pricing Behavior" (with Pierpaolo Benigno), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 164 (2019): 107–132.
"Fiscal Austerity in Ambiguous Times" (with Axelle Ferriere), American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 11, no. 1 (2019): 89–131.
"Optimal Fiscal Policy with Recursive Preferences," Review of Economic Studies 85, no. 4 (2018): 2283–2317.
"Managing Pessimistic Expectations and Fiscal Policy," Theoretical Economics 8, no. 1 (2013): 193–231.
Comment on "The Market Price of Fiscal Uncertainty" by Croce, Nguyen and Schmid, Journal of Monetary Economics 59, no. 5 (2012): 417–421.