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Edward S. Knotek II


  • PhD Economics

    University of Michigan 2005

  • MA Economics

    University of Michigan 2002

  • BA Mathematics Economics and Spanish

    Denison University 2000

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Edward S. Knotek II

Senior Vice President and Associate Research Director

Edward S. Knotek II is a senior vice president and the associate research director at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. He leads the Research Department’s macroeconomic forecasting group, which is responsible for developing models for economic forecasting and policy analysis. In addition to forecasting, Dr. Knotek’s research interests focus on macroeconomics and monetary economics, and he has conducted research on firms’ price-setting behavior, inflation dynamics, inflation nowcasting, unemployment fluctuations over the business cycle, and consumers’ responses to uncertainty.

Prior to joining the Cleveland Reserve Bank in 2012, Dr. Knotek was a vice president and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

Originally from the Cleveland area, Dr. Knotek holds a BA in mathematics-economics and Spanish from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, and an MA and a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan.