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Paula Tkac

Vice President and Senior Economist
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  • Biography

    Paula Tkac is a vice president and senior economist on the financial markets team in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. She leads the financial markets team and serves as an adviser. Dr. Tkac contributes to the Atlanta Fed's macroblog, which provides commentary on economic topics, including monetary policy, macroeconomic developments, and the Southeast economy.

    Dr. Tkac conducts research on various financial market topics including investor decision-making, the mutual fund industry, financial regulation, and the recent financial crisis and policy responses. Her research has won two William F. Sharpe Awards at the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

    In addition to publishing in academic journals, Dr. Tkac frequently speaks to academic and practitioner groups and has appeared on C-SPAN and as an op-ed writer in the Wall Street Journal.

    Dr. Tkac was promoted in 2010 to assistant vice president with responsibility for the financial markets group. Before she joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta in 2000, Dr. Tkac was on the faculty of the finance department at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Tkac earned her bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in economics from the University of Chicago.

  • Working Papers

    Atlanta Fed Working Papers

    2009-20
    The Financial Crisis of 2008 in Fixed Income Markets
    Gerald P. Dwyer Jr. and Paula Tkac
    August 2009
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (405 KB)

    2001-15
    Star Power: The Effect of Morningstar Ratings on Mutual Fund Flows
    Diane del Guercio and Paula A. Tkac
    August 2001
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (190 KB)

    2000-21
    The Determinants of the Flow of Funds of Managed Portfolios: Mutual Funds versus Pension Funds
    Diane del Guercio and Paula A. Tkac
    November 2000
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (190 KB)

  • Other Fed Work

    Articles

    Paula Tkac. "Getting a Grip on Liquidity: Conference Takeaways." Notes from the Vault (2016 March).

    Paula Tkac. "Central Banking in the Shadows." Notes from the Vault (2014 December).

    Paula Tkac. "State of Distress?." Notes from the Vault (2014 July).

    Paula Tkac. "Reducing Systemic Risk or Merely Transforming It?." Notes from the Vault (2013 July).

    Paula Tkac. "One Proxy at a Time: Pursuing Social Change through Shareholder Proposals." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Review (2006 Q3).
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (332 KB)

    Paula Tkac. "Mutual Funds: Temporary Problem or Permanent Morass?." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Review (2004 Q4).
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (221 KB)

    Paula Tkac. "The Performance of Open-End International Mutual Funds." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Review (2001 Q1).
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (254 KB)

    Blog Posts

    Paula Tkac. "After the Conference, Another Look at Liquidity," macroblog. June 6, 2016.

    Nikolay Gospodinov, Paula Tkac, and Bin Wei. "Are Long-Term Inflation Expectations Declining? Not So Fast, Says Atlanta Fed," macroblog. January 15, 2016.