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Myriam Quispe-Agnoli Myriam Quispe-Agnoli
Research Economist and Assistant Policy Adviser

Research Department
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1000 Peachtree Street N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309-4470
404-498-8930
Myriam.Quispe-Agnoli@atl.frb.org

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  • Biography
  • Research

Biography

Myriam Quispe-Agnoli is a research economist and assistant policy adviser in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Her fields of specialization are international economics, trade and finance, open macroeconomics, and economic development. Her current research interests include economic impact of immigration, small business financing, unemployment and underemployment, and the impact of financial architecture on community and economic development. Dr. Quispe-Agnoli is also an occasional contributor to the Atlanta Fed's macroblog, which provides commentary on economic topics including monetary policy, macroeconomic developments, and the Southeast economy.

Dr. Quispe-Agnoli has published her research in various journals, including Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Journal of Regional Science, and Contemporary Economic Policy. Her research has also appeared in several books. She is a member of the American Economic Association, the Southern Economic Association, the Econometric Society, the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, Latin American and the Caribbean Economic Association, and the American Society of Hispanic Economists.

Before joining the Atlanta Fed, Dr. Quispe-Agnoli taught at Emory University, Tulane University, the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, and the Center for International Development Research at the Terry Stanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University. She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on Economic Development, International Trade and Finance, and Money, Banking, and Financial Institutions. A native of Lima, Peru, Dr. Quispe-Agnoli earned a bachelor's degree in social sciences at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. She earned her master's degree in economics from Vanderbilt University and her doctorate in economics from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill.

Research

Refereed Scholarly

"Undocumented Workers' Employment across the U.S. Business Cycle," with David J. Brown, Serife Genc, and Julie L. Hotchkiss. Contemporary Economic Policy (forthcoming).

"Does Employing Undocumented Workers Give Firms a Competitive Advantage?" with David J. Brown and Julie L. Hotchkiss. Journal of Regional Science 53(1) (February 2013):158–70.

"The Expected Impact of State Immigration Legislation on Labor Market Outcomes" with Julie L. Hotchkiss. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 32(1) (Winter 2013): 34–59.

"Impact of Business Cycles on the U.S. Suicide Rates, 1928–2007" (with Feijun Luo, Curtis Florence, Lijing Ouyang, and Alexander Crosby). American Journal of Public Health, April 14, 2011. Pages e1–e8.

Book Chapters

"Everybody Returns? Policies for the Return of Skilled Workers in the New Millennium" with Fátima Ponce Regalado in Employment and Social Protection, edited by Cecilia Garavito and Ismael Muñoz Fondo Editorial Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, November 2012.
["¿Todos Vuelven? Políticas para el Retorno de Talentos en el Nuevo Milenio" con Fátima Ponce Regalado en Empleo Y Protección Social, Cecilia Garavito e Ismael Muñoz (Editores), Fondo Editorial Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú]

"International Trade Policies and Peru's Foreign Trade Structure" [Políticas Comerciales Internacionales y la Estructura del Comercio Exterior Peruano] with Fátima Ponce, Opciones de Política Económica en el Perú: 2011–2015, edited by José Rodriguez and Mario D. Tello. Pages 235–74. (November 2010).

"Costs and Benefits of Dollarization." In Dollarization and Latin America: Quick Cure or Bad Medicine? Edited by Carl A. Cira and Elisa N. Gallo. Miami: Summit of the Americas Center, Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida International University, 2002.

Other Publications

"In Search for Capital, Structural Reforms Continue" in No More Messiahs? Latin America, Free Trade and the Integration Landscape. WorldPaper WhitePaper, World Times Inc., Spring 2003.
"The Social Impact of Cash Transfers to Nicaragua," Policy Paper Series, Center for International Development, Research Triangle Institute, March 1995.

"Recuperación de costos para la capacitación de maestros y la producción y distribución de material educativo en Nicaragua," ("Cost-Recovery Analysis of Teacher Training and of the Production and Distribution of Educational Material in Nicaragua"), BASE project, Research Triangle Institute, Center for International Development, September 1994 (with Gustavo Arcia and Carlos Gargiulo)

"Relations of Causality between Government Expenditures and Revenues," in Economía, journal of the Department of Economics of Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, vol. X, no. 19, June 1987.

"International Markets of Copper: Theoretical and Empirical Evidence." Thesis required for Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences with mention in Economics, April 1984

Other Atlanta Fed Articles, Podcasts, and Blogs

"Economic Conditions in Low-Income Communities: A Snapshot of Contemporary Issues" (Report). May 1, 2012.

"Taking the Pulse of Regional Low-Wage Workers" (with Karen Leone de Nie). Partners Update. July/August 2012. www.frbatlanta.org/pubs/partnersupdate/12no4_labor_force.cfm

"Rising Housing Prices: The Good Fortune Spreads" (with Dave Alting and Jessica Dill). Macroblog. August 29, 2012. macroblog.typepad.com/macroblog/2012/08/rising-house-prices-good-fortune-spreads.html

"Will the Housing Market Recovery Leave the Hardest-Hit Neighborhoods Behind?" (with Karen Leone de Nie). macroblog. September 17, 2012. macroblog.typepad.com/macroblog/2012/09/will-the-housing-market-recovery-leave-the-hardest-hit-neighborhoods-behind.html

"The Undocumented and Business Survival in the U.S." macroblog. April 29, 2009. macroblog.typepad.com/macroblog/2009/04/the-undocumented-and-business-survival-in-the-united-states.html

"The Impact of Undocumented Workers in the U.S." Research Insights. Atlanta-Fed, August 2008.

Federal Reserve System Publications

"New Financing Trends in Latin America: An Overview of Selected Issues and Policy Challenges" (with Camilo E. Tovar). Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Review, Vol. 93, No. 3 (2008).

"Official Dollarization and the Banking System in Ecuador and El Salvador" (with Elena Whisler). Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Review Vol. 91 (Third Quarter 2006).

"Reform Fatigue: Symptoms, Reasons, and Implications" (with Eduardo Lora and Ugo Panizza, both of the IADB), paper presented at the conference Rethinking Structural Reform in Latin America, co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Inter-American Development Bank, October 23–24, 2003.
Reprinted: "Reform Fatigue: Symptoms, Reasons, and Implications" (with Eduardo Lora and Ugo Panizza). Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Review 89 (Second Quarter 2004)

"Measuring Financial Liberalization in Latin America: An Index of Banking Activity" (with Elizabeth McQuerry). Paper for the Proceedings of the Conference “Domestic Finance & Global Capital in Latin America” presented by the Latin America Research Group, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Miami, Florida, November 1–2, 2001.

"The Effect of Immigration on Output Mix, Capital and Productivity" (with Madeline Zavodny). Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Review 87 (First Quarter 2002).

"Alternative Monetary Policies in Latin America"
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Review 86 (Third Quarter 2001).

"A Mixed Blessing: Oil and Latin American Economies" (with Stephen Kay). EconSouth 4 (Third Quarter 2002).

"Argentina: The End of Convertibility" (with Stephen Kay). EconSouth 4 (First Quarter 2002).

Dollarization: Will the Quick Fix Pay Off in the Long Run?EconSouth 3 (First Quarter 2001).

Atlanta Fed Working Papers

2012-4
The Wage Impact of Undocumented Workers
Julie L. Hotchkiss, Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, and Fernando Rios-Avila
March 2012
Abstract || Full text in PDF (1114KB)

2012-2a
Does Employing Undocumented Workers Give Firms a Competitive Advantage?
J. David Brown, Julie L. Hotchkiss, and Myriam Quispe-Agnoli
Revised November 2012
Abstract || Full text in PDF (1.2 MB)

2009-14d
Employer Monopsony Power in the Labor Market for Undocumented Workers
Julie L. Hotchkiss and Myriam Quispe-Agnoli
revised December 2009
Abstract || Full text in PDF (1672 KB)

2008-28
Undocumented Worker Employment and Firm Survivability
J. David Brown, Julie L. Hotchkiss, and Myriam Quispe-Agnoli
December 2008
Abstract || Full text in PDF (329 KB)

2008-7c
The Labor Market Experience and Impact of Undocumented Workers
Julie L. Hotchkiss and Myriam Quispe-Agnoli
Revised June 2008
Abstract || Full text in PDF (189 KB)

2004-11
Can Capital-Skill Complementarity Explain the Rising Skill Premium in Developing Countries? Evidence from Peru
Joy Mazumdar and Myriam Quispe-Agnoli
May 2004
Abstract || Full text in PDF (598 KB)

2003-40
Stabilization Programs and Policy Credibility: Peru in the 1990s
Myriam Quispe-Agnoli
December 2003
Abstract || Full text in PDF (399 KB)

2002-11
Trade and the Skill Premium in Developing Countries: The Role of Intermediate Goods and Some Evidence from Peru
Joy Mazumdar and Myriam Quispe-Agnoli
November 2002
Abstract || Full text in PDF (223 KB)