Karen E. Dynan

Harvard University

Affiliate

Littauer Center

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

Peterson Institute for International Economics

Nonresident Senior Fellow

1750 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20036

United States

http://https://piie.com/experts/senior-research-staff/karen-dynan

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

15

DOWNLOADS
Rank 14,812

SSRN RANKINGS

Top 14,812

in Total Papers Downloads

4,055

SSRN CITATIONS
Rank 2,527

SSRN RANKINGS

Top 2,527

in Total Papers Citations

211

CROSSREF CITATIONS

311

Scholarly Papers (15)

1.

The Rise in U.S. Household Indebtedness: Causes and Consequences

FEDS Working Paper No. 2007-37
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 03 Oct 2007
Karen E. Dynan and Donald L. Kohn
Harvard University and Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
Downloads 1,483 (15,133)
Citation 43

Abstract:

Loading...

Household debt, consumer finance, personal saving

2.

Does Stock Market Wealth Matter for Consumption?

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 16 May 2001
Karen E. Dynan and Dean M. Maki
Harvard University and Putnam Investments - Macroeconomic Research
Downloads 734 (42,060)
Citation 56

Abstract:

Loading...

3.

Increasing Income Inequality, External Habits, and Self-Reported Happiness

American Economic Review, 2007
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 12 Jan 2007
Karen E. Dynan and Enrichetta Ravina
Harvard University and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Downloads 625 (52,045)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Loading...

Inequality, Happiness, Habit Formation

4.
Downloads 459 ( 76,510)
Citation 26

The Evolution of Household Income Volatility

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 08 Sep 2012
Harvard University, Harvard Kennedy School and Wellesley College
Downloads 244 (152,417)
Citation 21

Abstract:

Loading...

income volatility, income dynamics, household income, household economic security

The Evolution of Household Income Volatility

FEDS Working Paper No. 2007-61
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 04 Dec 2007
Wellesley College, Harvard University and Harvard Kennedy School
Downloads 215 (172,316)
Citation 7

Abstract:

Loading...

Household income, labor income, volatility, PSID, Great Moderation

5.

Can Financial Innovation Help to Explain the Reduced Volatility of Economic Activity?

FEDs Working Paper No. 2005-54
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 05 Jan 2006
Harvard University, Harvard Kennedy School and Wellesley College
Downloads 275 (135,691)
Citation 22

Abstract:

Loading...

Economic fluctuations, volatility, financial innovation, financial deregulation

6.
Downloads 95 (329,672)
Citation 229

Do the Rich Save More?

NBER Working Paper No. w7906
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 16 Sep 2000 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2010
Harvard University, Dartmouth College - Department of Economics and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics
Downloads 95 (332,165)
Citation 53

Abstract:

Loading...

Do the Rich Save More?

Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 112, pp. 397-444, April 2004
Posted: 08 Mar 2004
Harvard University, Dartmouth College - Department of Economics and Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics

Abstract:

Loading...

7.

Changing Household Financial Opportunities and Economic Security

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Nov 2009
Karen E. Dynan
Harvard University
Downloads 92 (336,458)
Citation 5

Abstract:

Loading...

household finances, household debt, saving behavior

8.

Is a Household Debt Overhang Holding Back Consumption?

Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 21 Aug 2012
Karen E. Dynan
Harvard University
Downloads 87 (348,320)
Citation 48

Abstract:

Loading...

Household debt, household balance sheets, consumption, leverage

9.

Do Provisional Estimates of Output Miss Economic Turning Points?

FRB FEDS Discussion Paper No. 2001-52
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 15 Dec 2001
Karen E. Dynan and Douglas W. Elmendorf
Harvard University and Harvard Kennedy School
Downloads 63 (417,222)
Citation 9

Abstract:

Loading...

10.

Measuring Household Wealth in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics: The Role of Retirement Assets

FRB of Boston Working Paper No. 19-6
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 22 Oct 2019
Daniel Cooper, Karen E. Dynan and Hannah Rhodenhiser
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Harvard University and Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Downloads 50 (464,516)

Abstract:

Loading...

household wealth, retirement assets, household survey data

11.

Wealth Shocks and Macroeconomic Dynamics

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 08 Sep 2013
Daniel Cooper and Karen E. Dynan
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Harvard University
Downloads 45 (485,129)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Loading...

Housing Wealth, Financial Wealth, Wealth Effects, Consumption, Borrowing Constraints, Saving, Household Debt, Deleveraging

12.

The Underrepresentation of Women in Economics: A Study of Undergraduate Economics Students

NBER Working Paper No. w5299
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 11 Jun 2000 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2010
Karen E. Dynan and Cecilia E. Rouse
Harvard University and Princeton University - Industrial Relations Section
Downloads 35 (531,662)
Citation 6

Abstract:

Loading...

13.

Implications of Lower Trend Productivity Growth for Tax Policy

Peterson Institute for International Economics Working Paper No. 18-11
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 13 Oct 2018
Karen E. Dynan
Harvard University
Downloads 12 (679,772)

Abstract:

Loading...

productivity, secular stagnation, taxes, fiscal sustainability

14.

The Risk of Financial Hardship in Retirement: A Cohort Analysis

Wharton Pension Research Council Working Paper No. 2019-10, Published in Mitchell, O., and A. Lusardi (Eds.) (2020). Remaking Retirement: Debt in an Aging Economy. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Posted: 20 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2020
Jason Brown, Karen E. Dynan and Theodore F. Figinski
Government of the United States of America - Social Security Administration, Harvard University and Government of the United States of America - Department of the Treasury

Abstract:

Loading...

aging, debt, retirement security

15.

Wealth Effects and Macroeconomic Dynamics

Journal of Economic Surveys, Vol. 30, Issue 1, pp. 34-55, 2016
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 06 Jan 2016
Daniel Cooper and Karen E. Dynan
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Harvard University
Downloads 0 (787,952)
Citation 10
  • Add to Cart

Abstract:

Loading...

Borrowing constraints, Consumption, Deleveraging, Financial wealth, Household debt, Housing wealth, Saving, Wealth effects