I track current macroeconomic and regional economic conditions and have published articles on evaluating economic forecasts and inflation dynamics.
Andy Bauer is a senior regional economist at the Baltimore Branch of the Richmond Fed. In addition to following the national economic outlook, he monitors the Fifth District economy with a special focus on Maryland and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. He also regularly speaks on national and regional economic conditions to academic groups, business associations and civic organizations.
Prior to joining the Richmond Fed in 2006, Bauer worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. As a senior economic analyst on the Atlanta Fed's macroeconomic team, Bauer co-authored articles on macroeconomic forecasting, consumer inflation measures and shocks to the U.S. economy during recessions.
Ph.D., Emory University, 2007
B.A., American University, 1994
"Transparency, Expectations, and Forecasts" (with Robert A. Eisenbeis, Daniel F. Waggoner, and Tao Zha). Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Review 91, no. 1 (1st Quarter 2006): 1-25.
"Smoothing the Shocks of a Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Model" (with Nicholas Haltom and Juan F. Rubio-Ramirez). Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Review 90, no. 2 (2nd Quarter 2005): 35-47.
"Decomposing Inflation" (with Nicholas Haltom and William Peterman). Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Review 89, no. 1 (1st Quarter 2004): 39-51.
"Forecast Evaluation with Cross-Sectional Data: The Blue Chip Surveys" (with Robert A. Eisenbeis, Daniel F. Waggoner, and Tao Zha). Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Review 88, no. 2 (2nd Quarter 2003): 17-31.
Andy Bauer reviewed economic conditions in the U.S. and Maryland in March 2015.
Andy Bauer provided his view of the national economy in Oct. 2014.
Andy Bauer provided an overview of economic conditions in May 2014.
Andy Bauer discussed hydraulic fracturing and other developments in energy markets in Feb. 2014.
Andy Bauer provided his outlook for the nation and the D.C. metro area in Dec. 2013.
Andy Bauer reviewed the city's housing market and overall economic conditions in June 2013.
Andy Bauer reviewed national economic conditions in March 2013.