Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Assistant Policy Adviser and Economist Brent Meyer

Brent Meyer

Assistant Policy Adviser and Economist
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  • Biography

    Brent Meyer is an assistant policy adviser and economist in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. His primary research interests include inflation, inflation expectations, macroeconomics, and monetary policy. In addition to providing monetary policy support, Meyer contributes to the Atlanta Fed's Inflation Project, an online dashboard offering an array of data and survey results on inflation, and to the Atlanta Fed's macroblog, which provides commentary on economic topics, including monetary policy, macroeconomic developments, and the Southeast economy.

    Meyer joined the Bank in 2013 after spending nearly seven years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. There, he served as an economist focusing on, among other things, monetary policy, inflation measurement, and inflation expectations. He started his Fed career as a research assistant. In that role, he contributed to research on macroeconomic trends and the banking and financial sector. Meyer was promoted to economic analyst in 2007, senior economic analyst in 2010, and economist in 2012. Prior to joining the Cleveland Fed, he was a research and teaching assistant at Bowling Green State University.

    Meyer earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan, and a master's degree in economics from Bowling Green State University.

  • Working Papers

    Working Papers

    2016-13
    The Usefulness of the Median CPI in Bayesian VARs Used for Macroeconomic Forecasting and Policy
    Brent Meyer and Saeed Zaman
    November 2016
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (1.3 MB)

    2015-1
    Lessons for Forecasting Unemployment in the United States: Use Flow Rates, Mind the Trend
    Brent Meyer and Murat Tasci
    February 2015
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (315 KB)

    2014-27a
    The Inflation Expectations of Firms: What Do They Look Like, Are They Accurate, and Do They Matter?
    Michael F. Bryan, Brent H. Meyer, and Nicholas B. Parker
    (Revised) January 2015
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (728 KB)

    2014-3
    Trimmed-Mean Inflation Statistics: Just Hit the One in the Middle
    Brent Meyer and Guhan Venkatu
    March 2014
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (343 KB)

    13-03
    It's Not Just for Inflation: The Usefulness of the Median CPI in BVAR Forecasting Off-site link
    Brent Meyer and Saeed Zaman
    February 2013
    Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (1.08 MB)

    12-17
    Trimmed-Mean Inflation Statistics: Just Hit the One in the Middle Off-site link
    Brent Meyer and Guhan Venkatu
    September 2012
    Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
    Abstract

  • Other Fed Work

    ArticlesOff-site link

    Brent Meyer, Guhan Venkatu and Saeed Zaman. "Forecasting Inflation? Target the Middle," Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, April 11, 2013.
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (140 KB)

    Brent Meyer and Murat Tasci. "An Unstable Okun's Law, Not the Best Rule of Thumb," Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, June 7, 2012.
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (766 KB)

    Brent Meyer. "Do Rising Rents Complicate Inflation Assessment?," Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, February 23, 2012.
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (565 KB)

    Brent Meyer and Guhan Venkatu. "Demographic Differences in Inflation Expectations: What Do They Really Mean?," Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, May 17, 2011.
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (291 KB)

    Brent Meyer and Mark E. Schweitzer. "Is an explicit inflation objective consistent with a dual mandate?," Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, 2010 Annual Report, December 31, 2010.
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (1.43 MB)

    Brent Meyer and Mehmet Pasaogullari. "How can inflation be considered low when food and gas prices are so high?," Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, 2010 Annual Report, December 31, 2010.
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (511 KB)

    Brent Meyer and Mehment Pasaogullari. "Simple Ways to Forecast Inflation: What Works Best?," Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, December 6, 2010.
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (380 KB)

    Michael F. Bryan and Brent Meyer. "Are Some Prices in the CPI More Forward Looking than Others? We Think So," Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, May 19, 2010.
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (442 KB)

    Joseph G. Haubrich and Brent Meyer. "Peak Oil," Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, August 15, 2007.
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (129 KB)

    Interviews

    Brent Meyer. "Getting Personal with Inflation and the Cost of Living video file." ECONversations. 2015 September.

    Blog Posts

    Dave Altig, Nicholas Parker, and Brent Meyer. "The Fed's Inflation Goal: What Does the Public Know?." macroblog. April 19, 2017.

    Michael F. Bryan, Brent Meyer, and Nicholas Parker. "Lockhart Casts a Line into the Murky Waters of Uncertainty." macroblog, July 18, 2016.

    Michael F. Bryan, Brent Meyer, and Nicholas Parker. "What Do U.S. Businesses Know that New Zealand Businesses Don't? A Lot (Apparently).." macroblog. September 21, 2015.

    Brent Meyer. "Getting to the Core of Goods and Services Prices." macroblog. July 17, 2015.

    Brent Meyer. "Different Strokes for Different Folks." macroblog. July 16, 2015.

    Michael F. Bryan, Brent Meyer, and Nicholas Parker. "Approaching the Promised Land? Yes and No.." macroblog. June 23, 2015.

    Michael F. Bryan and Brent Meyer. "myCPI: Getting More Personal with Inflation." macroblog. May 27, 2015.

    Brent Meyer. "Déjà Vu All Over Again." macroblog. April 17, 2015.

    Michael F. Bryan, Brent Meyer, and Nicholas Parker. "Are Oil Prices "Passing Through"?." macroblog. February 23, 2015.

    Michael F. Bryan, Brent Meyer, and Nicholas Parker. "Business as Usual?." macroblog. February 20, 2015.

    Michael F. Bryan, Brent Meyer, and Nicholas Parker. "Gauging Inflation Expectations with Surveys, Part 3: Do Firms Know What They Don't Know?." macroblog. January 9, 2015.

    Michael F. Bryan, Brent Meyer, and Nicholas Parker. "Gauging Inflation Expectations with Surveys, Part 2: The Question You Ask Matters—A Lot." macroblog. January 7, 2015.

    Michael F. Bryan, Brent Meyer, and Nicholas Parker. "Gauging Inflation Expectations with Surveys, Part 1: The Perspective of Firms." macroblog. January 5, 2015.

    Michael F. Bryan, Patrick Higgins, Brent Meyer, and Nicholas Parker. "Weighing In on the Recent Discrepancy in the Inflation Statistics." macroblog. May 9, 2013.

    Michael F. Bryan and Brent Meyer. "Should we even read the monthly inflation report? Maybe not. Then again...." macroblog. June 1, 2011.

    David Altig and Brent Meyer. "The money-inflation connection: It's baaaack!." macroblog. July 28, 2010.

    Michael F. Bryan and Brent Meyer. "Sticky-price CPI up slightly in April...Wait, what?." macroblog. May 28, 2010.

    Michael F. Bryan and Brent Meyer. "The September CPI with all the trimmings." macroblog. October 16, 2009.

    Michael F. Bryan and Brent Meyer. "Yet another cut at the recent retail price data." macroblog. March 3, 2009.