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Alex Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy

Department of Economics: Assistant Professor
  • Odessa National University, MSc
  • KSE-EERC, M.A.
  • University of Houston, Ph.D.
Alex Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy earned his doctorate in Economics from the University of Houston and a masters degree in Physics from Odessa National University in Ukraine. Prior to joining Lehigh's faculty, Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy served as an assistant professor at the University of Memphis, where he taught graduate Macroeconomics and Econometrics, and conducted research on monetary policy analysis.
Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy's papers have been published in the Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, and International Journal of Forecasting. He has been the recipient of several research grants, and has presented his works at conferences and seminars throughout the United States and abroad.
Research Interests
  • Macroeconomics/Monetary Policy Analysis
  • International Economics & Finance
  • Applied Econometrics


Selected Publications and Working Papers
  • "Taylor Rules and the Great Inflation," with David Papell, 2012. Forthcoming in the Journal of Macroeconomics.
  • "Markov Switching and Exchange Rate Predictability," with Ruxandra Prodan, 2012. International Journal of Forecasting, Volume 28, Issue 2, April/June 2012, pages 353-365.
  • "Monetary Policy Estimation in Real Time: Forward-Looking Taylor Rules Without Forward-Looking Data," (single-authored) 2011. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Vol. 43, No. 5 (August).
  • "Taylor Rules and Real-Time Data: A Tale of Two Countries and One Exchange Rate," with Tanya Molodtsova and David Papell, 2008. Journal of Monetary Economics, 55, S63-S79.
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