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Center for Financial Research

Luke Watson

Financial Economist
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Last Updated: August 10, 2021
Luke Watson

Luke joined the FDIC in August 2021 as a Financial Economist in the Quantitative Risk Analysis section after completing his PhD in economics at Michigan State University. Luke’s research interests are government policy towards low-income individuals, housing markets, and local economic performance. His favorite economic phenomena are tax incidence and adverse selection. Luke has taught undergraduate economics courses, tutored mathematics in the AEA Summer Program, assisted the ODU Regional Forecasting Project, and has Sworn Status for Census RDC projects. Luke grew up in Portsmouth, VA and received a BA and MA in economics from Old Dominion University.

Presentations

CONFERENCE
Jan-2022 (Scheduled)
American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association-Allied Social Science Associations Conference
Is the Rent Too High: Land Ownership and Monopoly Power

CONFERENCE
May-2021
European Meeting of the Urban Economics Association
Is the Rent Too High: Land Ownership and Monopoly Power

CONFERENCE
Nov-2020
National Tax Association Annual Conference on Taxation
The Local Labor Market Effects of State EITC Supplements

CONFERENCE
Nov-2019
National Tax Association Annual Conference on Taxation
The General Equilibrium Incidence of the Earned Income Tax Credit