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Staff Economists

Roy H. Webb

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My main research interest is tracking the economy and developing a coherent explanation of significant trends and events. A related interest that has generated several papers is the use of vector autoregressive (VAR) models for macroeconomic forecasting.

Professional Experience

Roy Webb is a senior economist and policy advisor in the Research Department and has been with the Richmond Fed since 1978. In addition to his research work, Webb has served twice on the Governor's Advisory Board of Economists in Virginia.

"Using the Federal Funds Futures Market to Predict Monetary Policy Actions" (with Raymond E. Owens). Business Economics 36, no. 2 (April 2001): 44-48.

"Forecasts of Inflation from VAR Models." Journal of Forecasting 14, no. 3 (May 1995): 267-285.

Nov/Dec, 1989

Labor Market Data

Roy H. Webb and William Whelpley

Jul/Aug, 1989

Macroeconomic Price Indexes

Roy H. Webb and Rob Willemse

May/Jun, 1986

The National Income and Product Accounts

Roy H. Webb

Jan/Feb, 1985

Forecasts 1985

Roy H. Webb

Jan/Feb, 1984

Forecasts 1984

Roy H. Webb

Jan/Feb, 1983

Forecasts 1983

Roy H. Webb

Jul/Aug, 1982

Interest Rates and Federal Deficits

Roy H. Webb

Jan/Feb, 1982

Forecasts 1982

Roy H. Webb

Nov/Dec, 1980

Taxing Capital Gains

Roy H. Webb

July 1994, No. 94-8

Forecasts of Inflation from VAR Models

Roy H. Webb

June 1987, No. 87-1

On Predicting the Stage of the Business Cycle

Roy H. Webb

October 1984, No. 84-7

Inadequate Tests of the Rationality of Expectations

Roy H. Webb

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Roy H. Webb
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