Jonathan L. Willis

Jonathan L. Willis

Vice President and Economist
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
1 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, Missouri

Biography

Jon Willis is a Vice President and Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He joined the Economic Research Department in September 2000. A native of Iowa, Willis received a B.A. degree in economics from Grinnell College in 1993 and a Ph.D. degree in economics from Boston University in 2001. Willis conducts research on labor market dynamics over the business cycle and the relationship between the price-setting behavior of firms and inflation dynamics. In addition to working at the Bank, he has served as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

Professional Journals and Books

  • "New Exporter Dynamics"
    with Kim Ruhl, International Economic Review, forthcoming.
  • "Real Rigidities and Nominal Price Changes"
    with Peter Klenow, Economica, 2016, vol 83(331).
  • "Dynamics of Labor Demand: Evidence from Plant-level Observations and Aggregate Implications"
    with Russell Cooper and John Haltiwanger, Research in Economics, 2015, vol 69(1).
  • The Cost of Labor Adjustment: Inferences from the Gap"
    with Russell Cooper, Review of Economic Dynamics, 2009, vol 12(4).
  • "A Comment on the Economics of Labor Adjustment: Mind the Gap: Evidence from a Monte Carlo Experiment: Reply"
    with Russell Cooper, American Economic Review, 2009, vol 99(5).
  • "Sticky Information and Sticky Prices"
    with Peter Klenow, Journal of Monetary Economics, September 2007.
  • "Search Frictions: Matching Aggregate and Establishment Observations"
    with Russell Cooper and John Haltiwanger, Journal of Monetary Economics, September 2007.
  • "Magazine Prices Revisited"
    Journal of Applied Econometrics, April 2006.
  • "A Comment on the Economics of Labor Adjustment: Mind the Gap"
    American Economic Review, September 2004.

Work in Progress

  • "General Equilibrium of a Monetary Model with State-Dependent Pricing"