Faculty and Staff Profiles

Alex Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy
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Profile

  • Interests: Macroeconomics/Monetary Policy Analysis, International Economics, Applied Econometrics
  • Citizenship: Ukraine (U.S. Permanent Resident)
  • Date of birth: March 21, 1979


Education
  • Ph.D. Economics - University of Houston - 2008
  • MA Economics - Economics Education and Research Consortium - 2003
  • MSc Physics - Odessa National University - 2001

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Economics - University of Memphis - 2008-present
Honors/Awards
  • Summer Research Grant $5,000 - Fogelman College - 2011
  • Summer Research Grant $10,000 - Fogelman College - 2010
  • Travel Grant (Cambridge, MA) $500 - CIBER - 2010
  • Summer Research Grant $10,000 - Fogelman College - 2009
  • Travel Grant (Montreal, Canada) $500 - CIBER - 2009
  • Travel Grant (San Antonio, TX) $500 - CIBER - 2009

Teaching Experience

  • Advanced Quantitative Economic Analysis - University of Memphis
  • Quantitative Economic Analysis - University of Memphis
  • Econometrics II - University of Memphis
  • Advanced Macroeconomics I - University of Memphis
  • Advanced Macroeconomics II - University of Memphis
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics - University of Memphis
  • Principles of Macroeconomics - Univeristy of Houston

Student Advising/Mentoring

  • MBA. Ph.D. in progress - Jay Walker - 2012 (expected)
  • MA. Ph.D. in progress - Ioana Sofia Pacurar - 2012 (expected)
  • ABD - Michael Jetter - 2011 (expected)
  • ABD - Stephanie Steinberg - 2011 (expected)
  • Ph.D. - Deepjar Mukherjee - 2010
  • Ph.D. - Dennis Arvik - 2009

Outreach

  • OECD Real-Time Historical Database - with Adriana Fernandez & Evan Koenig - 2008-2011 - Project supported by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Service
  • University of Memphis - Graduate Curriculum Committee Member - 2008-present
  • University of Memphis - Econometrics Comprehensive Exam Committee - 2008-present
  • University of Memphis - Macroeconomics Comprehensive Exam Committee - 2008-present
  • University of Memphis - Economics Department Research Seminar Organizer - 2009-present
  • University of Memphis - Department Representative to the Library - 2010-present
  • University of Memphis - Graduate Student Presentations Organizer - 2010-present
  • University of Memphis - Faculty Hiring Committee - 2009-2010
Consulting
  • Referee for the "Review of Economics and Statistics" -  
  • Referee for the "Journal of Macroeconomics" -  
  • Referee for the "International Journal of Forecasting" -  
  • Referee for the "Economic Inquiry" -  
  • Referee for the "Studies of Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics" -  
  • Referee for the "Canadian Economic Journal" -  
Journal Articles
  • “Monetary Policy Estimation in Real Time: Forward-Looking Taylor Rules without Forward-Looking Data,” Journal of Money, Credit and Banking (forthcoming)
  • “Taylor Rules and the Euro,” with Tanya Molodtsova and David Papell, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking Vol. 43, No. 2–3 (March–April 2011)
  • “Can Alternative Taylor-rule Specifications Describe the Federal Reserve Decisions?,” with Adriana Fernandez. Journal of Policy Modeling, Volume 32, Issue 6, November-December 2010, Pages 733-757
  • “The Changing Nature of the U.S. Economic Influence in the World,” with Adriana Fernandez  and Evan F. Koenig, Journal of Policy Modeling, Volume 32, Issue 2, March-April (2010), Pages 196-209
  • “Taylor Rules and Real-Time Data: A Tale of Two Countries and One Exchange Rate,” with Tanya Molodtsova and David Papell, 2008. Journal of Monetary Economics 55 (2008) S63-S79
  • “Globalization and the Changing Nature of the U.S. Economy’s Influence in the World,” with Adriana Fernandez, 2008. Economic Letter, Vol. 3, No. 11, November.
  • “The Relative Performance of Alternative Taylor Rule Specifications,” with Adriana Fernandez and Evan F. Koenig, 2008. Dallas Fed Staff Papers, No. 6, June.
  • “Measuring the Taylor Rule's Performance,” with Adriana Fernandez, 2007. Economic Letter, Vol. 2, No. 6, June.
Presentations
  • 2011: University of South Florida
  • 2010: SSSA International Annual Meetings, NBER IFM Summer Institute (participant), Conference on Real-Time Data Analysis, Methods, and Applications (participant)
  • 2009: 5th Annual CIRANO Workshop on Data Revision, NBER IFM Summer Institute, Midwest Annual Meetings in Cleveland, 9th Annual Missouri Economics Conference, 79th Annual Meetings of the Southern Economic Association
  • 2008: Emory University, St. Louis Fed Workshop on Macro Policy Analysis
  • 2007: Midwest Econometrics Group Meetings, European Economic Association & Econometric Society Meetings, North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society, 7th Annual Missouri Economics Conference, Texas Econometrics Camp
  • 2006: Symposium of the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometric