Nicholas Sly serves as the Bank’s regional economist and its representative in the states of Colorado, Wyoming and in northern New Mexico. Mr. Sly works closely with the Branch’s board of directors and is responsible for briefing the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City on economic conditions in the Denver branch’s region.

Prior to joining the Bank in 2015 Mr. Sly was associate professor of economics at the University of Oregon. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in mathematics and economics and earned his PhD in economics from Michigan State University.

Professional Journals and Books

  • The Labor Market Effects of Offshoring by U.S. Multinational Firms
    with Brian Kovak and Lindsay Oldenski, Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming.
  • The Multinational Wage Premium and Wage Dynamics
    with Gianluca Orefice and Farid Toubal, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2021, 74(1) .
  • Bilateral Tax Treaties and GDP Comovement
    with Caroline Weber, Review of International Economics, 2017, 25(2): 292-319.
  • A Simple Model of Globalization, Schooling and Skill Acquisition
    with Carl Davidson, European Economic Review, 2014, 71: 209-27. 
  • Cherries for Sale: The Incidence and Timing of Cross-Border M&A
    with Bruce A. Blonigen, Lionel Fontagne and Farid Toubal, Journal of International Economics, 2014, 94(2): 341-57.
  • Comovement in GDP Trends and Cycles among Trading Partners
    with Bruce A. Blonigen and Jeremy Piger, Journal of International Economics, 2014, 94(2): 239-47.
  • Strategic Sourcing and Wage Bargaining
    with Anson Soderbery, Journal of Development Economics, 2014, 109: 172-187.
  • The Differential Effects of Bilateral Tax Treaties
    with Bruce A. Blonigen and Lindsay Oldenski, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2014, 6(2): 1-18. (lead article)
  • International Trade and the Composition of Labor Market Turnover
    Economic Inquiry, 2013, 51(1): 122-137.
  • Labor Matching Behavior and Trade Adjustment
    European Economic Review, 2012, 56(3): 592-604.
  • International Productivity Differences, Trade, and the Distributions of Factor Endowments
    Review of International Economics, 2012, 20(4): 740-757.
  • Trade and the Labor Market: Recent Developments and New Frontiers
    with Carl Davidson, in Oxford Handbook on International Commercial Policy, 2012, eds. Mordechai Kreinin and Michael G. Plummer, Oxford University Press.

Economic Review Articles

Economic Bulletin (formerly "The Macro Bulletin")