I analyze business conditions in the Fifth District and have published articles on employment and other regional economic trends.
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
Second Quarter 2016
Education and Vulnerability to Economic Shocks in the Carolinas
Fourth Quarter 2014
Building the Aerospace Cluster in South Carolina
Third Quarter 2013
Workforce Investment in Times of Need and Fiscal Constraint
Richard Kaglic, Jamie Feik and Ann Battle Macheras
First Quarter 2012
The Great Recession and State Unemployment Insurance Funds
Fourth Quarter 2010
How the Recession Affects State and Local Tax Shortfalls
Rick Kaglic reviewed the national economy in January 2017.
Rick Kaglic discussed national and regional economic conditions in Oct. 2016.
Rick Kaglic discussed national economic conditions in May 2016.
Rick Kaglic discussed economic conditions in February 2016.
Rick Kaglic discussed economic conditions in the U.S. and the Carolinas in Oct. 2015.
Rick Kaglic discussed manufacturing and other parts of the national and regional economy in March 2015.
Rick Kaglic discussed economic conditions in the U.S. and North Carolina in Jan. 2015.
Rick Kaglic discussed economic conditions in the U.S. and North Carolina in July 2014.
Rick Kaglic discussed national economic conditions in March 2014.
Rick Kaglic discussed economic conditions in South Carolina and the nation in January 2014.
Rick Kaglic reviewed economic conditions in the U.S. and the Charlotte metro area in Sept. 2013.
Rick Kaglic discussed the national economy in June 2013 and explained the factors behind economic growth.
Rick Kaglic reviewed national economic conditions in May 2013.
Rick Kaglic reviewed national and regional economic conditions in Jan. 2013.
While increased global integration required painful adjustments for some workers and communities as well as companies and even entire industries, there have also been significant benefits to this global interconnectedness, including in the Carolinas.
The latest Regional Matters post looks at educational attainment in the Carolinas.
"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.