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

March 3, 2015

Assessing the State of the Economy

Rick Kaglic discussed manufacturing and other parts of the national and regional economy in March 2015.

Richard Kaglic

Jan. 8, 2015

National and Regional Economic Outlook

Rick Kaglic discussed economic conditions in the U.S. and North Carolina in Jan. 2015.

Richard Kaglic

July 10, 2014

Is the Real Recovery Here at Last?

Rick Kaglic discussed economic conditions in the U.S. and North Carolina in July 2014.

Richard Kaglic

March 26, 2014

Which Way is the Economy Headed?

Rick Kaglic discussed national economic conditions in March 2014.

Richard Kaglic

Jan. 24, 2014

South Carolina and U.S. Economic Outlook

Rick Kaglic discussed economic conditions in South Carolina and the nation in January 2014.

Richard Kaglic

Sept. 14, 2013

National and Regional Update

Rick Kaglic reviewed economic conditions in the U.S. and the Charlotte metro area in Sept. 2013.

Richard Kaglic

June 14, 2013

Workforce Development and Economic Growth

Rick Kaglic discussed the national economy in June 2013 and explained the factors behind economic growth.

Richard Kaglic

May 2, 2013

The Outlook Amidst Fiscal Uncertainty

Rick Kaglic reviewed national economic conditions in May 2013.

Richard Kaglic

Jan. 30, 2013

Fifth District Economic Outlook

Rick Kaglic reviewed national and regional economic conditions in Jan. 2013.

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"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
(704) 358-2116