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Barry Cynamon


Barry Z. Cynamon is a visiting scholar at the Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. His research focuses on the intersection between household finance, including balance sheet health and the distribution of income, and economic growth. Recent efforts supported by the Institute have included contributions to the measurement of consumption across the US income distribution and alignment of the US national accounts to match household survey data. Cynamon received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Washington University and a master’s degree in business administration from University of Chicago.

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Rising Inequality is Holding Back the US Economy

Article | Jul 16, 2015

A four percent growth goal for first term of the next president is not only possible, but is what we should strive to achieve.

Household Income, Demand, and Saving: Deriving Macro Data with Micro Data Concepts

Paper Working paper | | Mar 2015

We develop adjustments to align the NIPA measures of key household flows with cash flow concepts that better reflect household budgets and demand.

Inequality, the Great Recession, and Slow Recovery

Paper Working paper | | Oct 2014

Rising inequality reduced income growth for the bottom 95 percent of the US personal income distribution beginning about 1980.

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What Happened to the "Feel Good" Economy?

Video | Dec 14, 2014

The modern inequality snowball started rolling long before the Great Recession.

A Fight Over Inequality: The 5% Vs. The Rest

Article | Apr 29, 2014

In late 2007, the United States started feeling the effects of the Great Recession. And over the ensuing two years the economic disaster spread across the globe.