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Laura Young

Assistant Professor, Economics
Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 2014
MS, University of North Carolina, 2013
BS, Bentley University, 2010
Office: Adamian Academic Center 173 | 781.891._2871 | ljackson@bentley.edu
                       


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Bio

Laura Jackson Young graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in December 2014 with a PhD in Economics. She is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Bentley University. Her research and teaching interests focus on applied macroeconomics and monetary policy.

Teaching Interests

Monetary Policy, Macroeconomics, Econometrics

Research Interests

Empirical Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy and Monetary Theory, Business Cycles

Professional Links

http://laurajacksonyoung.weebly.com

Awards and Honors

2014, James B. Ramsey Prize for Top Paper in Econometrics Presented by a Graduate Student, Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics
2013, CSWEP Fellowship Program, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
2013, Georges Lurcy Fellowship, University of North Carolina
2012, Vijay Bhagavan Award for the Outstanding Economics 101 Teaching Assistant, University of North Carolina
2010, Induction into Beta Gamma Sigma, International Business Honor Society
2010, Induction into Omicron Delta Epsilon, Economics Honor Society

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Francis, N. R., Jackson, L. E., Owyang, M. T. (2019). How Has Empirical Monetary Policy Analysis Changed After the Financial Crisis? Economic Modelling. (link)

Francis, N. R., Jackson, L. E., Owyang, M. T. (2018). Countercyclical Policy and the Speed of Recovery After Recessions. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, 50 (4), 675-704. (link)

Jackson, L. E., Owyang, M. T., Zubairy, S. (2018). Debt and Stabilization Policy: Evidence from a Euro Area FAVAR. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. (link)

Jackson, L. E., Owyang, M. T., Soques, D. (2018). Nonlinearities, Smoothing, and Countercyclical Monetary Policy. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 95, 136-154. (link)

Jackson, L. E., Kliesen, K. L., Owyang, M. T. (2015). A Measure of Price Pressures. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, 97 (1). (link)

Book Chapters
Jackson, L. E. M is for Malala. In Patricia M. Flynn, Milenko Gudić, Tay Keong Tan (Eds.), Global Champions of Sustainable Development. United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education Book Series

Jackson, L. E, Kose, M. A, Otrok, C, Owyang, M. T. (2016). Specification and Estimation of Bayesian Dynamic Factor Models: A Monte Carlo Analysis with an Application to Global House Price Comovement. In Siem Jan Koopman (VU U Amsterdam), Eric Hillebrand (Aarhus U) (Eds.), Advances in Econometrics, Volume 35. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. (link)

Other(s)
Jackson, L. E, Kliesen, K. L, Owyang, M. T. (2019). A Bad Moon Rising? Uncertainty Shocks and Economic Outcomes. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses(6) (link)

Jackson, L. E, Kliesen, K. L, Owyang, M. T. (2015). Introducing the St. Louis Fed Price Pressures Measure. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Economic Synopses (link)

Conference Presentations

Jackson, L. E., Coroneo, L., Owyang, M. T. (2019). "International Stock Comovement with Endogenous Clusters." Presented at the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics (SNDE)'s 27th Annual Symposium, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Jackson, L. E., Kliesen, K. L., Owyang, M. T. (2018). "The Nonlinear Effects of Uncertainty Shocks." Presented at the 12th International Conference on Computational and Financial Econometrics, University of Pisa, Italy.

Jackson, L. E., Owyang, M. T., Kliesen, K. L. (2018). "FRED-SD: A Real-Time Database for State-Level Data with Forecasting Applications." Presented at the Midwest Econometrics Group's 28th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Econometrics Group, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Jackson, L. E., Owyang, M. T., Soques, D. (2018). "Nonlinearities, Smoothing, and Countercyclical Monetary Policy." Presented at the 5th Annual Conference of the International Association for Applied Econometrics (IAAE), Université du Québec à Montréal.

Jackson, L. E., Owyang, M. T., Zubairy, S. (2017). "Debt and Stabilization Policy: Evidence from a Euro Area FAVAR." Presented at the 11th International Conference on Computational and Financial Econometrics, University of London, UK.

Jackson, L. E., Kliesen, K. L., Owyang, M. T. (2017). "The Nonlinear Effects of Uncertainty." Presented at the Research Division, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis's Applied Time Series Econometrics Workshop, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Jackson, L. E., Owyang, M. T., Zubairy, S. (2017). "Debt and Stabilization Policy: Evidence from a Euro Area FAVAR." Presented at the Econometric Society's 70th European Meeting, ISCTE-IUL and University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Jackson, L. E., Owyang, M. T., Zubairy, S., . (2017). "Debt and Stabilization Policy: Evidence from a Euro Area FAVAR." Presented at the Society for Economic Measurement's 4th Annual Conference of the Society for Economic Measurement, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jackson, L. E., Owyang, M. T., Zubairy, S. (2017). "Debt and Stabilization Policy: Evidence from a Euro Area FAVAR." Presented at the Society for Computational Economics's 23rd International Conference on Computing in Economics and Finance, Fordham University.

Jackson, L. E., Kliesen , K. L., Owyang, M. T. (2016). "Assessing State and National Labor Conditions." Presented at the CFE Network's 10th International Conference on Computational and Financial Econometrics (CFE) , University of Seville, Spain.

Jackson, L. E., Owyang, M. T., Zubairy, S. (2016). "A Factor-Augmented VAR for Regional Analysis." Presented at the Midwest Econometrics Group's 26th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Econometrics Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Jackson, L. E., Owyang, M. T., Zubairy, S. (2016). "A Factor-Augmented VAR for Regional Analysis." Presented at the Research Division, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis's Applied Time Series Econometrics Workshop, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Jackson, L. E., Owyang, M. T., Zubairy, S. (2016). "A Factor-Augmented VAR for Regional Analysis." Presented at the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics (SNDE)'s 24th Annual Symposium, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

Jackson, L. E., Owyang, M. T., Soques, D. (2015). "Nonlinearities, Smoothing, and Countercyclical Monetary Policy." Presented at the Midwest Econometrics Group's 25th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Econometrics Group, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Jackson, L. E., Owyang, M. T., Soques, D. (2015). "Nonlinearities, Smoothing, and Countercyclical Monetary Policy." Presented at the Society for Economic Measurement 's 2nd Annual Conference of the Society for Economic Measurement , OECD - Paris, France.

Jackson, L. E., Owyang, M. T., Soques, D. (2015). "Nonlinearities, Smoothing, and Countercyclical Monetary Policy." Presented at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Research Seminar Series, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco .

Jackson, L. E., Owyang, M. T., Soques, D. (2015). "Nonlinearities, Smoothing, and Countercyclical Monetary Policy." Presented at the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics (SNDE)'s 23rd Annual Symposium , BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway.

Jackson, L. E., Owyang, M. T., Soques, D. (2014). "Nonlinearities, Smoothing, and Countercyclical Monetary Policy." Presented at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis's Applied Time Series Econometrics Workshop.

Jackson, L. E., Owyang, M. T., Soques, D. (2014). "Nonlinearities, Smoothing, and Countercyclical Monetary Policy." Presented at the Bentley University's Research Seminar Series.

Francis, N. R., Jackson, L. E., Owyang, M. T. (2014). "How Has Empirical Monetary Policy Analysis Changed After the Financial Crisis?" Presented at the University of Missouri's Midwest Macroeconomics Conference.

Jackson, L. E. (2014). "Monetary Policy, Macro Factors and the Term Structure at the Zero Lower Bound." Presented at the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics (SNDE)'s 22nd Annual Symposium .

Jackson, L. E. (2013). "Monetary Policy, Macro Factors and the Term Structure at the Zero Lower Bound." Presented at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's Weekly Macro Discussion.

Francis, N. R., Jackson, L. E., Owyang, M. T. (2013). "Countercyclical Policy and the Speed of Recovery After Recessions." Presented at the Society for Computational Economics's 19th International Conference on Computing in Economics and Finance, Vancouver, BC Canada.

Francis, N. R., Jackson, L. E., Owyang, M. T. (2013). "How Has Empirical Monetary Policy Analysis Changed After the Financial Crisis?" Presented at the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics (SNDE)'s 21st Annual Symposium , University of Milano-Bicocca – Milan, Italy.

Service

Department Service
Faculty Liaison for WEB: Women in Economics @ Bentley, 2019
Committee Member for Economics Department Principles Committee, 2017 - Present
Committee Member for Alexander Zampieron Award Committee, 2016 - Present
Committee Chair for Economics Department Assurance of Learning Committee, 2016 - Present
Committee Member for Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economic Honor Society), 2016 - Present
Majors and Minors Fair - Department Representative, 2018 - 2018
Spring Admitted Student Day - Department Representative - 2018
Fall Open House - Department Representative - 2017
Fall Open House - Department Representative - 2016
Committee Member for Curriculum/Principles Review Committee, 2015 - 2016
Spring Open House/Accepted Students Day - Department Representative - 2016

University Service
Committee Member for Board of Trustees Student Affairs Committee, 2018 - Present
Faculty Partner for Women's Leadership Community, 2018
Faculty Marshal - Undergraduate Commencement, 2016 - 2019
Committee Member for Board of Trustees Academic Affairs Committee, 2016 - 2018

Professional Service
Reviewer, Journal Article for International Finance - 2019
Reviewer, Journal Article for Public Finance Review - 2019
Reviewer, Journal Article for European Economic Review - 2018
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Business & Economic Statistics - 2018
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking - 2018
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Monetary Economics, 2017 - 2018
Reviewer, Journal Article for Southern Economic Journal, 2017 - 2018
Reviewer, Journal Article for Economic Notes - 2017
Reviewer, Journal Article for International Review of Economics and Finance - 2016