Staff Economists


John R. Walter

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One of my major responsibilities is tracking banking regulation and legislation for policy implications of interest to the Bank. This responsibility has sparked several recent articles that examine the likely effectiveness of existing or proposed regulations in light of certain bank incentives.


Professional Experience

John Walter is a senior economist and research advisor in the Research Department and has been with the Richmond Fed since 1981. His responsibilities include briefing the Bank’s president and other management on the status and implications of current banking legislation, preparing speeches for the president, writing articles for Richmond Fed and financial trade publications, and speaking to community and professional groups.


M.A., Ohio State University, 1981
B.S., Virginia Tech, 1979

“How Large is the Federal Financial Safety Net?” (with John A. Weinberg). Cato Journal 21, no. 3 (Winter 2002): 369-393.

Essay Title Author(s)
November 2013
Assessing the Risks of Mortgage REITs Sabrina R. Pellerin
David A. Price
Steven Sabol
John R. Walter
September 2012
Can Orderly Liquidation Solve the Problems of Bailouts and Bankruptcies? Betty Joyce Nash
Sabrina R. Pellerin
John R. Walter
April 2011
Identifying Systemically Important Financial Institutions David A. Price
John R. Walter
December 2009
The Effect of Interest on Reserves on Monetary Policy John R. Walter
Renee Haltom
December 2008
Turmoil in the Student Loan Market John R. Walter
Samuel E. Henly
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