Robert J. Sadowski |

Senior Economic Analyst


Robert J. Sadowski, Senior Economic Analyst

Bob Sadowski is a senior economic analyst in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. His work focuses on monetary policy and regional economics, and he has primary responsibility for producing the Bank’s contribution to the Beige Book, a publication that summarizes current economic conditions in each Reserve District.

Mr. Sadowski joined the Bank in 2006, prior to which he worked as a research associate at the Center for Economic Development (Cleveland State University) and as manager of Market Analysis for the Greater Cleveland Growth Association. He also worked for BP America in the area of technology transfer.

Mr. Sadowski holds an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and master’s degrees in decision sciences and economics from Kent State University.

  • Fed Publications
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June, 2013 Vol. 4, No. 1 ; Forefront
Abstract: A conversation with the Cleveland Fed’s keeper of regional business anecdotes.

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August, 2011 ; Margaret Jacobson; Economic Trends
Abstract: When asked about domestic oil and natural gas production and where most of it occurs, people will likely reply: the region surrounding the Gulf of Mexico. This response is correct. Historically, states in the Fourth District have also played an important role in oil and natural gas production. The Fourth District is now positioned to make a comeback as a major domestic energy producer due to exploration and production in the Marcellus and Utica shales.

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January, 2011 ; Economic Trends
Abstract: Companies have built up large cash reserves over the past couple of years. Our discussions with local business leaders give some insight into their reasons for the buildup and some idea of their plans for spending in the near future.

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August, 2010 ; Economic Trends
Abstract: Although the U.S. economy stabilized in the middle of 2009 and is now expanding at a moderate pace, many small business owners who want to take advantage of growth opportunities report having difficulty obtaining credit for equipment purchases, operating capital, or committing to strategic acquisitions. From the perspective of the firm owner, bankers appear to be reluctant to lend regardless of credit history or ability to repay. In turn, bankers say that while lending standards remain tight, they have the capital and are anxious to lend, but demand is low. Bankers often cite as evidence the use of credit lines, which is well below historic norms.

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03.14.08 ; Economic Trends
Abstract: Education and innovation contributed more to income growth at the state level than other potential factors, according to research conducted at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Educational attainment, for example, increased a state?s average per capita personal incomes relative to other states by 8 percent, but innovation?measured by patents per capita?boosts personal income nearly 20 percent. Given the importance of innovation to economic performance, we investigate patenting activity in the Fourth District and compare District trends with those across the nation.

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08.06.07 ; Kyle Fee; Economic Trends

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12.21.06 ; Brian Rudick; Economic Trends

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