Benjamin D. Keen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
University of Oklahoma
308 Cate Center Drive
  437 Cate Center One
Norman, OK 73019
Phone: (405) 325-5900




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Ph.D., Economics, University of Virginia, 2002
M.A., Economics, Miami University, 1994
B.S., Economics, Miami University, 1993

Research Interests:
Monetary Economics, Macroeconomics, Applied Time Series Econometrics

Selected Publications:
“Forward Guidance and the State of the Economy,” Economic Inquiry, forthcoming, (with Alexander W. Richter and Nathan A. Throckmorton).
“Monetary Policy, the Tax Code and the Real Effects of Energy Shocks,” Review of Economic Dynamics, 2015, 18(3), 694-707, (with William T. Gavin and Finn E. Kydland).

“The Zero Lower Bound, the Dual Mandate, and Unconventional Dynamics,” Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control, 2015, 55, 14-38, (with William T. Gavin, Alexander W. Richter, and Nathan A. Throckmorton).
“The Signal Extraction Problem Revisited: A Note on Its Impact on a Model of Monetary Policy,” Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2010, 14(3), 405-426.
“Output, Inflation, and Interest Rates in an Estimated Optimizing Model of Monetary Policy,” Review of Economic Dynamics, 2009, 12(2), 327-343.
“Inflation Risk and Optimal Monetary Policy,” Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2009, 13(s1), 58-75, (with William T. Gavin and Michael R. Pakko).
“Sticky Price and Sticky Information Price-Setting Models: What is the Difference?” Economic Inquiry, 2007, 45(4), 770-786.
“In Search of the Liquidity Effect in a Modern Monetary Model,” Journal of Monetary Economics, 2004, 51(7), 1467-1494.
“Results of a Study of Stability of Cointegrating Relations Comprised of Broad Monetary Aggregates,” Journal of Monetary Economics, 2000, 46(2), 345-383, (with John B. Carlson, Dennis L. Hoffman, and Robert H. Rasche).

Fall 2017 Class Schedule:
ECON 4673: Money & Banking, MW, 1:30-2:45pm
ECON 5163: Advanced Macroeconomic & Growth Theory, MW, 3:00-4:15pm

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