Gene Amromin

Senior Financial Economist and Research Advisor

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Gene Amromin is a senior financial economist and research advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. His research interests include housing markets, mortgage finance, household financial decision-making, taxation and corporate finance. Amromin’s research has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Public Economics and Management Science.


Before joining the Chicago Fed in 2005, Amromin was on the staff of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C. During 2011-12, he served as a senior economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. Amromin received a B.A. in economics from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.

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With Leslie McGranahan,  2015, "The Great Recession and Credit Trends across Income Groups," American Economic Review, Vol. 105, No. 5, pp. 147-53.

With Paul Harrison and Steven Sharpe, 2009, "How Did the 2003 Dividend Tax Cut Affect Stock Prices?," Financial Management.

2009, "Whither Loose Change? The Diminishing Demand for Small Denomination Currency," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.


2008, "Precautionary Savings Motives and Tax-Efficiency of Household Portfolios: An Empirical Analysis," in  Tax Policy and the Economy (James Poterba, ed.), Vol. 22, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.


With Jennifer Huang and Clemens Sialm, 2007, "The Tradeoff between Mortgage Prepayments and Tax-Deferred Retirement Savings," Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 91, No. 10, pp. 2014-2040.

2003, "Household Portfolio Choices in Taxable and Tax-Deferred Accounts: Another Puzzle?," European Finance Review: Review of Finance, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 547-582.

With Nellie Liang, 2003, "Hedging Employee Stock Options, Corporate Taxes and Debt," National Tax Journal, Vol. 56, No. 3, pp. 513-533.

With Paul Smith, 2003, "What Explains Early Withdrawals from Retirement Accounts? Evidence from a Panel of Taxpayers," National Tax Journal, Vol. 56, No. 3, pp. 595-612.

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Recent Developments in Student Loans

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