Raluca A. Roman

Raluca A. Roman

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
1 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, Missouri


Raluca A. Roman is an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. She joined the Banking Research department in June 2015, following the completion of her Ph.D. in Finance at University of South Carolina.  Raluca also holds an M.B.A. with concentration in Finance from University of Bridgeport, and a B.A. in Economics from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University (Romania). Raluca's research areas include a variety of topics related to banking and financial institutions (including bank government bailouts, internationalization, and corporate governance) and corporate finance.  She has presented her research and discussed the research of others at various regulatory and finance conferences, is a co-author of two articles in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and one in Management Science and has received three awards for her papers at conferences. She also has over 7 years of professional experience in banking and corporate finance and worked for top international organizations like UBS Investment Bank and MasterCard International, where she won various awards.

Professional Journals and Books

  • "Did TARP Banks Get Competitive Advantages?"
    with Allen N. Berger, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), 2015, Vol. 50, No. 6, pp. 1199-1236.
  • "Internationalization and Bank Risk"
    with Allen N. Berger, Omrane Guedhami, and Sadok El Ghoul, Management Science (MS), Articles in Advance, pp. Primary Article.
  • "Did Saving Wall Street Really Save the Main Street? The Real Effects of TARP on Local Business Conditions"
    with Allen N. Berger, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), forthcoming.
  • "Three Essays in Banking: Corporate Governance, Internationalization, and Government Bailouts"
    Ph.D. Dissertation, University of South Carolina, Moore School of Business, 2015, 292 pages, 3704393.
  • "Finance and the Real Economy: Evidence from the U.S."
    with Allen N. Berger, Book Chapter in Handbook of Finance and Development (Editors: Thorsten Beck and Ross Levine), forthcoming.

Economic Review Articles

Research Working Papers