Shanthi Ramnath

Senior Economist and Economic Advisor

Shanthi Ramnath


Shanthi Ramnath is a senior economist and economic advisor in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and a member of the Chicago Fed’s Insurance Initiative. In that role, she works on topics related to insurance and its impact on household decision making. Her research has been published in journals like the American Economic Journal, the Journal of Public Economics, and Brookings Papers on Economic Activity.

Before joining the Chicago Fed, Ramnath was a financial economist in the Office of Tax Analysis at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Ramnath has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan.

Bank Publications

Chicago Fed Insights

Chicago Fed Letter

Shanthi Ramnath, Will Jeziorski | 2021 | No. 460 | September Download
Andy Polacek, Shanthi Ramnath | 2021 | No. 451 | February Download
Itzik Fadlon, Shanthi Ramnath, Patricia K. Tong, Lisa Camner McKay | 2020 | No. 438 | May Download
John Fernald, Shanthi Ramnath | 2003 | No. 193 | September Download

Economic Perspectives

Policy Brief

Working papers

Working Papers

Bradley Heim, Ithai Lurie, Elena Patel, Shanthi Ramnath | 2023 | No. 2023-41 | November Download
Tanya Byker, Elena Patel, Shanthi Ramnath | 2023 | No. 2023-14 | April Download
Lucas Goodman, Anita Mukherjee, Shanthi Ramnath | 2022 | No. 2022-50 | October Download
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