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Alexander Ufier

Acting Chief, Quantitative Risk Analysis Section
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Last Updated: November 17, 2021
Alex Ufier

Alex Ufier is the Acting Chief of the Quantitative Risk Analysis Section at the Center for Financial Research at the FDIC, performing academic research and participating in corporate projects requiring economic modeling expertise. His current research looks primarily at failed banks and deposit insurance funding. Alex is published in Economic Inquiry and International Tax and Public Finance, has working papers in the FDIC, NBER, and World Bank working paper series, and has coauthored with researchers from Duke University, FDIC, NBER, Tulane University, the World Bank and the Zimbabwe Deposit Protection Corporation. Alex grew up in rural southeastern Pennsylvania. He attended Bucknell University and earned a B.A. in economics and history, working as a teaching assistant for physics during his time there. He then went on to get his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics at the University of Oklahoma, where he also taught microeconomics and statistics both as a teaching assistant and instructor of record. His dissertation focus was on public finance and development. After earning his Ph.D. in 2015, Alex began working for the FDIC in the Center for Financial Research in Washington DC and has been there since. He married his wife Liz in 2020 and they have two cats together, Constantine and Attila, in downtown DC.

Publications

Ufier, Alexander; O'Keefe, John; Benna, Dr. Ralf; Bretschneider, Bernd Walter; Kajander-Saarikoski, Mirjami Maija; Kuczynski, Alex; Nolte, Jan Philipp; Khan, Isfandyar Zaman. 2017. Deposit Insurance Systems : Addressing Emerging Challenges in Funding, Investment, Risk-Based Contributions, and Stress Testing (English). World Bank Group.

Casal, Julian, Jan Nolte, John O’Keefe and Alex Ufier. 2016. Nigeria: Methodological Approach for Development of a Target Deposit Insurance Fund Model”. World Bank Group.

Ufier, Alex. 2016. The Effect of VATs on Government Balance Sheets. International Tax and Public Finance: Volume 23 Issue 1: 1-33.

Ufier, Alex. 2014. Quasi-Experimental Analysis on the Effects of Adoption of a Value-Added Tax. Economic Inquiry, Vol. 52, No. 4., 1364-1379.

Working Papers

Kusaya, Charles; John O'Keefe and Alex Ufier. 2020. “Bridging the Gap between the Deposit Insurance Fund Target Level and the Current Fund Level.” Mimeo.

Martin, Christopher; Manju Puri and Alex Ufier. 2018. “Deposit Inflows and Outflows in Failing Banks: The Role of Deposit Insurance.” FDIC Center for Financial Research Working Paper, No. 2018-02, NBER working paper 24589. Revise and Resubmit.

Casal, Julian; Jan Nolte; John O’Keefe and Alex Ufier. 2016. Zimbabwe: Methodological Approach for Development of a Target Deposit Insurance Fund Model. Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group.

Goldston, Jake and Alex Ufier. 2016. International Comparison of Deposit Insurance Adoption Experiences. Mimeo.

Ufier, Alex. 2016. The Impact of English Language Skills on National Income: A Cross-National Comparison. Mimeo.

Ufier, Alex. 2014. An Historic Horse Race: The Impact of History on Modern Outcomes.

Presentations

CONFERENCE
February 2021
Eastern Economic Association Annual Conference
Bridging the Gap between the Deposit Insurance Fund Target Level and the Current Fund Level

SEMINAR
January 2021
Society of Government Economists Seminar Series
Bridging the Gap between the Deposit Insurance Fund Target Level and the Current Fund Level

SEMINAR
August 2020
FDIC CFR Seminar
Bridging the Gap between the Deposit Insurance Fund Target Level and the Current Fund Level

SEMINAR
February 2020
UVA-Darden Adam Smith Society
Deposit Inflows and Outflows in Failing Banks: The Role of Deposit Insurance
Determining the Target Deposit Insurance Fund: Practical Approaches for Data-Poor Deposit Insurers

CONFERENCE
November 2018
Office of Financial Research and Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Conference on Financial Stability: Markets and Spillovers
Deposit Inflows and Outflows in Failing Banks: The Role of Deposit Insurance

CONFERENCE
October 2018
Financial Management Association Annual Meeting
Deposit Inflows and Outflows in Failing Banks: The Role of Deposit Insurance

CONFERENCE
April 2018
UMD/FRB Short Term Funding Markets Conference
Deposit Inflows and Outflows in Failing Banks: The Role of Deposit Insurance

CONFERENCE
April 2018
Chicago Financial Institutions Conference
Deposit Inflows and Outflows in Failing Banks: The Role of Deposit Insurance

CONFERENCE
December 2017
FinSAC Conference Deposit Insurance Systems
Determining the Target Deposit Insurance Fund: Practical Approaches for Data-Poor Deposit Insurers

CONFERENCE
November 2017
Washington University Corporate Finance
Deposit Inflows and Outflows in Failing Banks: The Role of Deposit Insurance

CONFERENCE
November 2017
SBIF-ASBA Conference at Catholic University
Deposit Inflows and Outflows in Failing Banks: The Role of Deposit Insurance

PRESENTATION
Mar-2017
Office of Financial Research Presentation
On Deposit Stability in Failing Banks

PRESENTATION
Mar-2017
FDIC Seminar Series
On Deposit Stability in Failing Banks

CONFERENCE
Mar-2017
Mid Atlantic Research Conference
On Deposit Stability in Failing Banks

CONFERENCE
Dec-2016
Basel Research Task Force
On Deposit Stability in Failing Banks

CONFERENCE
Nov-2016
Southern Economic Conference
International Comparison of Deposit Insurance Adoption Experiences

CONFERENCE
Oct-2016
International Association of Deposit Insurers
Nigeria: Methodological Approach for Development of a Target Deposit Insurance Fund Model

CONFERENCE
Nov-2015
Southern Economic Conference
The Impact of English Language Skills on National Income: A Cros-National Comparison

CONFERENCE
Nov-2014
Southern Economic Conference
The Effect of VATs on Government Balance Sheets

CONFERENCE
Jun-2014
Western Economic Conference
An Historic Horse Race: The Impact of History on Modern Outcomes

CONFERENCE
Mar-2014
University of Oklahoma Graduate Student Research Day
Quasi‐Experimental Analysis on the Effects of Adoption of a Value Added Tax

CONFERENCE
Nov-2013
Student Poster Session, National Conference on Taxation
Quasi‐Experimental Analysis on the Effects of Adoption of a Value Added Tax

CONFERENCE
Oct-2013
Missouri Valley Economic Association Annual Meeting
Quasi‐Experimental Analysis on the Effects of Adoption of a Vale Added Tax