George Kahn is a Vice President and Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. In this capacity, he serves as an advisor to the Bank’s president and board of directors on monetary policy issues and conducts basic and applied research on issues of relevance to the Federal Reserve System.

Mr. Kahn joined the Bank as an economist in 1982 and was promoted to the official staff in 1993. He received a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1978 and a Ph.D. degree in economics from Northwestern University in 1983. Mr. Kahn has taught economics at the University of British Columbia and has published articles on inflation and unemployment, potential economic growth, and monetary policy.

Mr. Kahn is a member and former director of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) and a member of the American Economic Association. In addition, he has been designated a Certified Business Economist™ (CBE), the certification in business economics and data analytics developed by NABE. In October 2018, he was recognized as a NABE Fellow, one of the organization’s highest honors.

Economic Review Articles

Professional Journals and Books

  • External LinkAn Introduction to the Bank’s 2020 Economic Symposium, with Sungil Kim, in Navigating the Decade Ahead: Implications for Monetary Policy. Proceedings of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Economic Policy Symposium, Jackson Hole, WY, August 27–28 2020.
  • The Taylor Rule and the Transformation of Monetary Policy, (co-edited with Evan Koenig and Robert Leeson), Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 2012.
  • "The Taylor Rule and the Practice of Central Banking" in Kahn, Koenig, and Leeson, eds., The Taylor Rule and the Transformation of Monetary Policy, Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 2012, pp. 63-101.
  • "Transparency, Inflation Targeting, and the ECB" Central Banking, vol. IX, no. 3, February 1999, pp. 62-65.
  • "New Estimates of the U.S. Economy's Potential Growth Rate" Contemporary Economic Policy, vol. XIV, no. 4, October 1996, pp. 1-16. (Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Research Working Paper No. 95-8.)
  • "International Differences in Wage Behavior: Real, Nominal, or Exaggerated?" American Economic Review, vol. 74, no. 2, May 1984, pp. 155-59. (Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Research Working Paper No. 84-01.)
  • Nominal and Real Wage Stickiness in Six OECD Countries: A Comparative Macroeconomic Analysis,
    Northwestern University Ph.D. Dissertation, Ann Arbor: University Microfilms International, 1982.

Research Working Papers

Economic Bulletin