Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Research Economist and Associate Adviser Karen Kopecky

Karen Kopecky

Research Economist and Associate Adviser
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  • Biography

    Karen Kopecky is a research economist and associate adviser on the macroeconomics team in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Her major field of study is macroeconomics with particular interests in public finance, insurance markets, retirement, and computational methods for macroeconomic modeling.

    Dr. Kopecky is also a visiting scholar of the economics department at Emory University. Prior to joining the Bank in 2010, she spent four years as an assistant professor of economics at the University of Western Ontario. In the fall of 2009, she was a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. She has published her research in several journals including the Review of Economic Studies, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Review of Economic Dynamics, and the International Economic Review.

    Dr. Kopecky received her doctorate in economics in 2007 and her master's degree in economics in 2003, both from the University of Rochester. She received her bachelor of arts degree in economics and her bachelor of science degree in mathematics from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2001.

  • Working Papers

    Atlanta Fed Working Papers

    2017-3a
    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
    (Revised) June 2017
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (1,872 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)

    2011-5
    Measuring the Welfare Gain from Personal Computers: A Macroeconomic Approach
    Karen A. Kopecky and Jeremy Greenwood
    March 2011
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (275 KB)

    2010-19
    The Impact of Medical and Nursing Home Expenses and Social Insurance
    Karen A. Kopecky and Tatyana Koreshkova
    December 2010
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (513 KB)

  • Other Fed Work

    Interviews

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

    Blog Posts

    Karen Kopecky. "Pay As You Go: Yes or No?," macroblog. June 29, 2016.

    Podcast Episodes podcast

    R. Anton Braun and Karen Kopecky. "An Eye on the Future: A Discussion about the Long-term Care Insurance Market." Economy Matters podcast. June 22, 2017.

  • Publications

    Articles

    "Old, Sick, Alone and Poor: A Welfare Analysis of Old-Age Social Insurance Programs." Joint with R. Anton Braun and Tatyana Koreshkova. March 2014. Forthcoming at Review of Economic Studies.

    "The Impact of Medical and Nursing Home Expenses on Savings." Joint with Tatyana Koreshkova. American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 6 (2014), pp. 29–72.

    "Measuring the Welfare Gain from Personal Computers." Joint with Jeremy Greenwood. Economic Inquiry 51 (2013), pp. 336–47.

    "The Trend in Retirement." International Economic Review 52 (2011), pp. 287–316.

    "Finite State Markov-Chain Approximations to Highly Persistent Processes." Joint with Richard M. H. Suen. Review of Economic Dynamics 13 (2010), pp. 701–14.

    "A Quantitative Analysis of Suburbanization and the Diffusion of the Automobile." Joint with Richard M. H. Suen. International Economic Review 51 (2010), pp. 1003–37. 37.

    "A Situation in Which a Local Nontoxic Refuge Promotes Pest Resistance to Toxic Crops." Joint with Jemal Mohammed-Awel and John Ringland. Theoretical Population Biology 71 (2007), 131–46.