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.
- Member of Political Economy of Distribution
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Rising inequality reduced income growth for the bottom 95 percent of the US personal income distribution beginning about 1980.