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Alexander Ufier


Alexander Ufier
Senior Financial Economist
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
550 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20429
Phone: 202-898-7051
Fax: 202-898-3500
Email: AUfier@fdic.gov



 Alexander Ufier Curriculum Vitae - PDF (PDF Help)

  • Publications
  • Working Papers
  • Biography

    Alex Ufier is a senior financial economist 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 and the World Bank. 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 PhD in 2015, Alex began working for the FDIC in the Center for Financial Research in Washington DC and has been there since.

  • Publications

    Selected 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

    Working Papers

    Ufier, Alex, Manju Puri and Christopher Martin. 2018. "Deposit Inflows and Outflows in Failing Banks: The Role of Deposit Insurance." FDIC Center for Financial Research Working Paper, No. 2018-02.

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

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

    Ufier, Alex. 2015. The Impact of English Language Skills on National Income: A Cross-National Comparison.

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

  • Presentations

    Presentations

    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

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