A. Lee Smith

A. Lee Smith

Research and Policy Advisor
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
1 Memorial Drive
Kansas City , Missouri


Andrew Lee Smith is a Research and Policy Advisor in the Economic Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Prior to joining the department in 2014, Mr. Smith received a Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from the University of Kansas. He also holds a B.A. in economics and mathematics from Drury University. His primary research interests are in time-series modeling, macroeconomics, and monetary policy.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Journals and Books

  • "The Dynamic Effects of Forward Guidance Shocks"
    with Brent Bundick, The Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming.
  • "The Optimal Monetary Instrument and the (Mis)Use of Causality Tests"
    with John W. Keating, Journal of Financial Stability, Volume 42, June 2019, pp. 90-99.
  • "A Model of Monetary Policy Shocks for Financial Crises and Normal Conditions"
    with John W. Keating, Logan J. Kelly, and Victor J. Valcarcel, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Volume 51, February 2019, pp. 227-259.
  • "When Does the Cost Channel Pose a Challenge to Inflation Targeting Central Banks?"
    European Economic Review, Volume 89, October 2016, pp. 471-494.

Economic Review Articles