Daniel Littman |

Economist


Daniel Littman, Economist

Dan Littman is an economist in the Office of Policy Analysis at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. His work focuses on applied research on payment systems and payment innovations.

Mr. Littman joined the Cleveland Reserve Bank in 1981 and has worked in the payments systems research, marketing, budget, financial planning, credit, and economic research areas. Prior to his work at the Bank, Mr. Littman was employed by an economic development agency in Maine and served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He was awarded a Fulbright scholarship in 1977, under which he worked as an advisor at the National Economic Planning Agency in Ecuador.

Mr. Littman earned a master’s degree in economics from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in Latin American studies and sociology from Brandeis University.

  • Fed Publications
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January, 2013 Vol. 3, No. 3 ; Doug Campbell; Joan Curran Darkortey; Forefront
Abstract: Homelessness; faster payments; coaching carousel

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January, 2013 Vol. 3, No. 3 ; Forefront
Abstract: America's First Great Depression

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April, 2012 Vol. 3, No. 1 ; Nelson Oliver; Forefront
Abstract: The infrastructure of an evolving process.

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April, 2012 Vol. 3, No. 1 ; Forefront
Abstract: A past sovereign-debt crisis holds lessons for the present.

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November, 2011 Vol. 2, No. 3 ; Cindy Merritt; Forefront
Abstract: When will Americans really start using their smartphones like wallets?

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October, 2010 Vol. 1, No. 3 ; Forefront
Abstract: Join Daniel Littman as he reviews novelistic account of the crisis that follows four hedge fund managers who predicted the housing market crash as early as 2004.

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December, 2009 Vol. 1, No. 1 ; Thomas J Fitzpatrick; Stephan Whitaker; Forefront
Abstract: In the wake of the mortgage meltdown, policymakers are discussing how best to protect consumers in financial product markets. The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland hosted a seminar, “Consumer Protection in Financial Product Markets,” in September 2009 to exchange ideas with other regulators about consumer protection and the role of the courts.

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December, 2009 Vol. 1, No. 1 ; Thomas J Fitzpatrick; Stephan Whitaker; Forefront
Abstract: Watch economists with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland discuss their takeaways from the September 11, 2009, seminar on consumer protection.

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October 1, 2007 Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Commentary ; Paul W Bauer; Economic Commentary
Abstract: The information age has led to many new forms of payment, including credit cards, debit cards, and online banking. In many ways, these new mechanisms seem preferable to cash. While the disappearance of cash is a very long way off, it seems people are starting to use it less.

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February 13, 1984 Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Commentary ; Mark S Sniderman; Economic Commentary
Abstract: A discussion of wage behavior over the business cycle and of the effect of deferred wage increases, cost-of-living adjustments, and current settlements on labor union rates, using the auto industry as an example.

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June 28, 1982 Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Commentary ; Economic Commentary
Abstract: An examination of union concessions from 58 contracts in various industries (1975-81), questioning whether they represent long-term changes in the union-management relationship.

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