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Assistant Vice President and Omaha Branch Executive
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Omaha Branch
2201 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Nathan Kauffman is assistant vice president and Omaha Branch executive with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. In this role, he serves as the Bank’s regional economist and representative in the state of Nebraska, recruits and works closely with the Branch’s board of directors, and is responsible for briefing the Kansas City Fed’s president – a member of the Federal Open Market Committee – on economic and business activity in the state.
In addition, Nathan leads several Bank and Federal Reserve System efforts to track agricultural and rural economies, including the quarterly publication of the Tenth District Survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions and the Federal Reserve System’s Agricultural Finance Databook He is also responsible for the Main Street Economist, a bi-monthly publication covering economic issues affecting rural areas, and the Nebraska Economist, a quarterly publication providing insights into the Nebraska economy.
Nathan’s current research focuses primarily on commodity market analysis, agricultural policy, and rural finance. His additional research interests include international rural development and agricultural trade.
Nathan joined the Federal Reserve in May 2012 and served as an economist in the Regional Affairs Department at the Omaha Branch prior to being named Branch Executive. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Iowa State University.
Economic Review Articles
- "Have Extended Trading Hours Made Agricultural Commodity Markets Riskier?"
Third Quarter 2013
- "Farm Investment and Leverage Cycles: Will This Time Be Different?"
with Jason Henderson, Second Quarter 2013