Jonathan L. Willis

Jonathan L. Willis

Vice President and Interim Director of Research
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
1 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, Missouri

Biography

Jon Willis is Vice President and Interim Director of Research 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"