Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch
Jesse Thompson serves as business economist at the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Thompson, who joined the Bank in 2010, performs research and analysis on issues affecting the Houston and Gulf Coast economy. In particular, he studies issues surrounding area hydrocarbon industries. He also collects information for the Dallas Fed’s Beige Book summary of current economic conditions. He is author of the monthly Houston Economic Indicators report and contributes to quarterly publication Southwest Economy.
Thompson earned an MA in economics, with emphasis on empirical microeconomics, and BA in philosophy and economics from the University of Houston.
- 2008 MA, Applied Economics, University of Houston
- 2006 BA, Philosophy & Economics, University of Houston
- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Research Department
Business Economist, September 2010 to present
- "Recent Trends in Earnings Volatility: Evidence from Survey and Administrative Data," with Celik Sule, Juhn Chinhui, Kristin McCue, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2012, Vol. 12, Issue 2, pp. 1–26
Dallas Fed Publications
- Houston Economic Indicators, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, June 2011–present
- “Booming Shale Gas Production Drives Texas Petrochemical Surge,” Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Southwest Economy, Fourth Quarter 2012
- “Permian Basin Booms as New Techniques Resurrect Old Sites,” Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Southwest Economy, Second Quarter 2012
- “Energy Leads the Way as Houston Surges into 2012,” Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Houston Business, 2012