Padma Sharma is an Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. She joined the Economic Research Department in July 2019. Prior to joining the department, she completed her Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Irvine. Padma received her B.S. degree in economics, mathematics and statistics from Bangalore University and M.S. in economics from Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research. Padma’s main areas of research are in financial economics and econometrics. Her research papers involve the development of Bayesian estimation methods that address research questions pertaining to banking and financial stability.

Professional Journals and Books

  • "Loan Guarantees in a Crisis: An Antidote to a Credit Crunch?" with W. Blake Marsh, 2024, Journal of Financial Stability, forthcoming.
  • “Selection of random coefficients in ordered response models: a framework to detect heterogeneity in household surveys”, Journal of Applied Statistics, Volume 51, 2024 - Issue 4, pp. 682-700.

Economic Review Articles

Economic Bulletin

Research Working Papers