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.
Third Quarter 2015
Post-Recession Labor Market Trends
R. Andrew Bauer
Second Quarter 2014
The Unconventional Oil and Gas Boom
R. Andrew Bauer
First Quarter 2013
Leverage and the Fifth District Economy
R. Andrew Bauer and Sonya Ravindranath Waddell
Third Quarter 2011
The Federal Presence in the Fifth District
R. Andrew Bauer and Jake Blackwood
Third Quarter 2010
The Roles of New and Existing Establishments in Employment in the Fifth District
R. Andrew Bauer
Andy Bauer reviewed economic conditions in Maryland and the nation in October 2016.
Andy Bauer reviewed regional economic conditions in May 2016.
Andy Bauer discussed the national economy in November 2015.
Andy Bauer reviewed national economic conditions in August 2015.
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.
There has been a dramatic change in the energy sector in recent decades. With lower prices, what is the outlook going forward? What has the impact been on West Virginia, the Fifth District’s largest energy producer?
Regional Matters examines job growth during and after the Great Recession.