Staff Economists


Richard Kaglic

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I analyze business conditions in the Fifth District and have published articles on employment and other regional economic trends.


Professional Experience

Rick Kaglic is a senior regional economist at the Charlotte Branch of the Richmond Fed. He joined the Research Department in 2009 and is responsible for analyzing regional economic conditions and developments, as well as educating the region's diverse constituents on the role of the Federal Reserve and its District Banks.

Prior to joining the Richmond Fed, Kaglic was a senior economist for Eaton Corporation, a Cleveland-based manufacturer, and chief economist for the Washington State Employment Security Department. He also spent 11 years as a senior business economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, monitoring regional economic conditions and writing the Bank's widely disseminated Beige Book contribution.


M.A., Youngstown State University, 1992
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1991

Curriculum vitae

Date Topic Speaker
March 3, 2015 Assessing the State of the Economy Rick Kaglic
January 8, 2015 National and Regional Economic Outlook Rick Kaglic
July 10, 2014 Is the Real Recovery Here at Last? Rick Kaglic
March 26, 2014 Which Way is the Economy Headed? Rick Kaglic
January 24, 2014 South Carolina and U.S. Economic Outlook Rick Kaglic
September 14, 2013 National and Regional Update Rick Kaglic
June 14, 2013 Workforce Development and Economic Growth Rick Kaglic
May 2, 2013 The Outlook Amidst Fiscal Uncertainty Rick Kaglic
January 30, 2013 Fifth District Economic Outlook Rick Kaglic

"Using Data and Anecdotal Evidence to Understand the Regional Economy" (with Michael Munley). Chicago Fed Letter No. 185, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, January 2003.

"Reining in Medicaid Spending — States Respond to Declining Revenues" (with Erin Davis). Chicago Fed Letter No. 175, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, March 2002.

"Slow Work Force Growth: A Challenge for the Midwest?" (with William Testa). Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Economic Perspectives 23, no. 2 (2nd Quarter 1999): 31-45.

"Help Wanted in the Midwest." Chicago Fed Letter No. 125, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, January 1998.

"Chicago's Financial Industries." Chicago Fed Letter No. 99, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, November 1995.

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Richard Kaglic
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