School of Economics


BS - Kansas State University Manhattan, KS USA 1978
MS - Purdue University West Lafayette, IN USA 1980
Ph.D. Economics - University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN USA 1989

Selected Works


Barnett, Richard C., Bhattacharya, Joydeep, and Bunzel, Helle, Voting for income-immiserizing redistribution in the Meltzer-Richard model. Economic Inquiry 52 (Apr 2014): 682–695.

Barnett, Richard C., Bhattacharya, Joydeep, and Bunzel, Helle, Deviant generations, Ricardian equivalence, and growth cycles. Economic Theory 52 (Jan 2013): 367-396.

Barnett, Richard C., Bhattacharya, Joydeep, and Bunzel, Helle, Choosing to keep up with the Joneses and income inequality. Economic Theory 45 (Dec 2010): 469-96.

Barnett, Richard C., Bhattacharya, Joydeep, and Bunzel, Helle, Resurrecting Equilibria Through Cycles in an Overlapping Generations Model of Money.. Journal of Macroeconomics 32 (Jun 2010): 515-26.

Barnett, Richard C., and Bhattacharya, Joydeep, Rejuveniles and growth. European Economic Review 52 (Aug 2008): 1055-1071.

Barnett, Richard C., Coordinating macroeconomic policy in a simple AK growth model. Journal of Macroeconomics 27 (Dec 2005): 621-647.

Barnett, Richard C., Smuggling, nonfundamental uncertainty, and parallel market exchange rate volatility. Canadian Journal of Economics 36 (Aug 2003): 701-727.

Barnett, Richard C., and Fisher, Eric, Comment on: ‘Do sunspots matter when spot market equilibria are unique?. Econometrica 70 (Jan 2002): 393-96.

Barnett, Richard C., and Engineer, Merwan, When is price level stability a good idea? A critical review of the literature. Price Stability and the Long-Run Target for Moneta (Mar 2001): 101-52.

Barnett, Richard C., Inflation, taxes, and the coordination of monetary and fiscal policy by use of a game of chicken. Canadian Journal of Economics 34 (Feb 2001): 82-99.

Barnett, Richard C., and Ho, Mun Sing, Sunspots, currency substitution, and inflationary finance. Journal of International Economics 41 (Aug 1996): 78-93.

Barnett, Richard C., Speculation, incomplete currency market participation, and nonfundamental movements in nominal and real exchange rates. Journal of International Economics (Aug 1992): 167-86.

Areas of Expertise

  • International Economics
  • Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Open Economy Macroeconomics
  • Public Economics