Richard Barnett

Richard Barnett

Professor Barnett received his PhD from the University of Minnesota. His current research is in the areas of political economy and macroeconomics, with specific applications to taxation, redistribution and income inequality.

Areas of Expertise

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

Selected Works


Barnett, Richard C., Bhattacharya, Joydeep, and Bunzel, Helle, Do the Joneses make you financially vulnerable?. Arthaniti Journal (Forthcoming)

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 Puhakka, Mikko, Patience Cycles. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 169 (Jun 2013): 339-354.

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., and Ozerturk, Saltuk, The advantage of showing your hand selectively in foreign exchange interventions. European Journal of Political Economy 23 (Mar 2007): 228-44.

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.


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