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James A. Wilcox

Professor
Economic Analysis and Policy Group Chair
Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group
Haas Finance Group
510-642-2455
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Academic Status: Off duty
Office Hours: None
Personal Homepage: http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/finance/wilcox.html
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)
LinkedIn Profile

Education


PhD, Economics, Northwestern University
BA, Economics and History, Binghamton University



Positions Held


1978 – present, Professor, Haas School of Business

2016 – present, Member, Financial Economists Roundtable

2012 – 2015, 2018 – present, Chair, Economic Analysis and Policy Group, Haas School of Business

2014 – 2016, Member, Board of Directors, VirtualBeam, Inc.

2012 – present, Member, Board of Directors, Finance Scholars Group

2003 – present, Fellow, Wharton Financial Institutions Center

1999 – 2001, Chief Economist, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Washington, DC

1991 – 1992, Economist, Federal Reserve Board

1990 – 1991, Senior Economist, President’s Council of Economic Advisers



External Service and Assignments


  • 2016 – present Member, Financial Economists Roundtable
  • 2014 – 2016 Member, Board of Directors, VirtualBeam, Inc.
  • 2012 – present Member, Board of Directors, Finance Scholars Group


Current Research and Interests


  • Banking: mergers and acquisitions, cost reductions by consolidation, lending and bank capital, effects of economic conditions on banks, small business and banking
  • Business conditions: Federal Reserve monetary policy and interest rates, unemployment and inflation, consumer spending, outlook for the economy
  • Conversions: mutual-to-stock conversions of financial institutions, credit union failures and losses, credit union cost and profit performance


Selected Papers and Publications


  • “Government Guarantees of Loans to Small Businesses: Effects on Banks’ Risk-Taking and Non-Guaranteed Lending,” With Yukihiro Yasuda. Journal of Financial Intermediation, forthcoming.
  • “Help Workers Hurt by ‘Tech Tilt’ with Tech-Friendly Tax Reform,” The Hill blog, November 28, 2017.
  • “Regime Shifts in Real Estate Markets: Time-Varying Effects of the U.S. and Japanese Economies on House Prices in Hawaii,” with John R. Krainer. Real Estate Economics, vol. 41, Issue 3, (Fall 2013), 449-480.
  • The Home Purchase Sentiment Index: A New Housing Indicator,” Business Economics, v. 50, (October 2015), 178-190, doi:10.1057/be.2015.27. National Association for Business Economics’ 2015 Edmund A. Mennis Contributed Paper Award.
  • “Underwriting, Mortgage Lending, and House Prices: 1996-2008,” Business Economics, October 2009, pp. 189-200. Winner of the National Association for Business Economics’ 2009 Edmund A. Mennis Contributed Paper Award.
  • A Way to Make People Buy Homes Again :[Op-Ed]. New York Times (Late Edition (east Coast)), p. A.29.


Honors and Awards


  • Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1997
  • Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1995
  • Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1987



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