Roberto M. BILLI


Sveriges Riksbank, Research Division, 103 37 Stockholm, Sweden

Phone: +46 8 787 0857

Email: roberto.billi@riksbank.se (work)   roberto@rmbilli.com (personal)


Summary of research and policy advising expertise

Optimal inflation goals and the design of monetary policy strategies in the presence of a zero lower bound on nominal interest rates

Monetary and fiscal policy interactions

Financial regulation and macroprudential policies


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Biographical

Curriculum Vitae as of April 4, 2014

Sveriges Riksbank: Senior research economist, since 2011

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City: Research economist, 2005-2011

CFS, Goethe University Frankfurt: Ph.D. in Economics, summa cum laude, 2005

European Central Bank: Research visitor, 2005

Federal Reserve Board: Dissertation intern, 2004

Kiel Institute for the World Economy: Advanced Studies in International Economics, 2001

Central Bank of San Marino: Research economist, 1996-2001

London School of Economics: M.Sc. in Economics, 1999

Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy: Degree in Economics, 1996

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Research

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Work in progress

Nominal GDP Targeting and the Zero Lower Bound: Should We Abandon Inflation Targeting? Sveriges Riksbank Working Paper Series No. 270, Revised January 2014

Output Gaps and Robust Monetary Policy Rules, Sveriges Riksbank Working Paper Series No. 260, March 2012

Price-Level Targeting and Risk Management in a Low-Inflation Economy, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City RWP 08-09, December 2008

Publications

Comment on Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Stabilization in Norway and Sweden, by Hilde Bjørnland and Junior Maih, in Reform Capacity and Macroeconomic Performance in the Nordic Countries, ed. Torben M. Andersen, Michael Bergman, and Svend E. Hougaard Jensen, Oxford University Press, 2014, forthcoming

Distortionary Fiscal Policy and Monetary Policy Goals, with Klaus Adam, Economics Letters, 2014, 122 (1), 1-6, Replication files

Optimal Inflation for the U.S. Economy, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2011, 3 (3), 29-52, Replication files

Output Gaps and Monetary Policy at Low Interest Rates, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Economic Review, First Quarter 2011

Was Monetary Policy Optimal During Past Deflation Scares? Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Economic Review, Third Quarter 2009

Monetary Conservatism and Fiscal Policy, with Klaus Adam, Journal of Monetary Economics, 2008, 55 (8), 1376-1388, Replication files

What Is the Optimal Inflation Rate? with George A. Kahn, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Economic Review, Second Quarter 2008

Discretionary Monetary Policy and the Zero Lower Bound on Nominal Interest Rates, with Klaus Adam, Journal of Monetary Economics, 2007, 54 (3), 728-752, Replication files

Optimal Monetary Policy under Commitment with a Zero Bound on Nominal Interest Rates, with Klaus Adam, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, 2006, 38 (7), 1877-1905, Replication files

Discussions

The Making of a Great Contraction with a Liquidity Trap and a Jobless Recovery, by Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe and Martin Uribe, EABCN-Bundesbank conference on Inflation Developments after the Great Recession, Eltville (Frankfurt), 2013

Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Stabilization in Norway and Sweden, by Hilde C. Bjørnland and Junior Maih, Conference on Reform Capacity and Macroeconomic Performance in the Nordic Countries, Copenhagen, 2013

New Keynesian Dynamics in a Low Interest Rate Environment, by R. Anton Braun and Lena Mareen Körber, Federal Reserve System International Economics Meeting, Atlanta, 2011

The Effects of Foreign Shocks when U.S. Interest Rates are at Zero, by Martin Bodenstein, Christopher J. Erceg, and Luca Guerrieri, Federal Reserve System Macroeconomics Meeting, San Francisco, 2009

Using a Projection Method to Analyze Inflation Bias in a Micro-Founded Model, by Gary S. Anderson, Jinill Kim, and Tack Yun, Optimal Monetary Policy Workshop at Norges Bank, Oslo, 2008

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