Scott Schuh

Dr. Scott Schuh served for 26 years as an economist in the Federal Reserve System at the Board of Governors and then the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, where he served as the founding Director of the Consumer Payments Research Center.  Dr. Schuh led the creation and development of the Survey of Consumer Payment Choice and the Diary of Consumer Payment Choice. He also worked as a staff economist for President Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers.

Dr. Schuh’s research and teaching have focused on consumer payments, household finance, macroeconomics and monetary economics, with applications in econometrics, labor, and international economics. His current work aims to identify economic forces underlying the FinTech revolution and its transformative changes to money, payments, banking, and household finance. A distinctive feature of Schuh’s research agenda is the explicit linkage between microeconomic foundations of firm and household behavior and macroeconomic outcomes over the business cycle and in long-run growth.  He co-authored two books, including the award-winning Job Creation and Job Destruction (1995), and published articles in the Journal of Monetary Economics; RAND Journal of Economics, International Economic Review; Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking; Review of Economic Dynamics; and Journal of International Economics.

Dr. Schuh currently teaches at West Virginia University, and has previously taught at Boston University, Boston College, and Johns Hopkins University. He received a B.A. in economics and journalism from California State University, Sacramento, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from John Hopkins University.

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