Paula TkacVice President and Senior Economist
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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.
Atlanta Fed Working Papers
Other Fed Work
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. "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.