Richard W. Evans

Richard W. Evans
Assistant Professor
Office: 167 FOB

Phone: 801-422-8303

Link to Vitae

International Macro, Monetary, Public, and Computational Economics

PhD, The University of Texas at Austin, 2008
MS, The University of Texas at Austin, 2005
MA, Brigham Young University, 2003
BA, Brigham Young University, 1998

Research and Professional Experience
Richard Evans specializes in international macroeconomics, monetary economics, public economics, and computational economics. Rick is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the BYU Macroeconomics and Computational Laboratory and is one of the original nine members of the Utah Economic Council. Rick is also on the Board of Directors of the Economic Club of Utah, a chapter of the National Association of Business Economics. Aside from his educational experience, Rick began his economic career as a Research Economist at Thredgold Economic Associates in Salt Lake City, providing state and national economic analysis for Zions Bank and their operations in eight western states. He has also spent time as a researcher at the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and as an economic consultant.

Selected Publications
"Determinants of Short-term Lender Location and Interest Rates​," joint with Taylor J. Canann, Journal of Financial Services Research (forthcoming).
"OLG Life Cycle Model Tran​sition Paths: Alternate Model Forecast Method." joint with Kerk L. Phillips, Computational Economics, 43:1, pp. 105-131 (January 2014).
"Game Over: Simulating Unsustainable Fiscal Policy." joint with Laurence J. Kotlikoff and Kerk L. Phillips, Fiscal Policy After the Financial Crisis, eds. Alberto Alesina and Francesco Giavazzi, National Bureau of Economic Research, University of Chicago Press (2013).
"Is Openness Inflationary? Policy Commitment and Imperfect Competition." Journal of Macroeconomics, 34:4, pp. 1095-1110 (2012).
"The Fertility Effect of Catastrophe: U.S. Hurricane Births​." joint with Yingyao Hu and Zhong Zhao, Journal of Population Economics, 23:1, pp. 1-36 (January 2010).

Works in Progress
"A Big Data Approach to Optimal Sales Taxation," joint with Christian Baker, Jeremy Bejarano, Kenneth L. Judd, and Kerk L. Phillips, submitted for publication (April 2014).​
"Optimal State-dependent Monetary Policy Rules​," joint with Christian Baker, submitted for publication (December 2013).​