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James Lee

James Lee is a research associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Lee graduated from the University of Chicago with a bachelor's degree in mathematics, statistics and economics. His research interests include education, behavioral economics, urban economics and econometrics.

As a second-year associate, Lee has collaborated with several economists at the Richmond Fed, including Thomas Lubik, Pierre Sarte and Nicholas Trachter. He is working on a project that explores the quantitative importance of global factors in the form of global shocks and international trade in goods and asset markets in shaping the dynamics of domestic inflation. In addition, he is helping with a paper that explores the importance of aggregate and idiosyncratic shocks in shaping sectoral trends and the implications of these trends for the aggregate economy.