Mallick Hossain

Mallick Hossain

Financial Economist

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I am a financial economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. My research interests are in applied microeconomics, consumer finance, and public economics. Previously, I worked as a Staff Economist for President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers and for the Census Bureau. The views expressed here are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia or the Federal Reserve System.


Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

2020 - Present · Financial Economist

US Census Bureau

2017 - 2019 · Survey Statistician (FSRDC Administrator)

University of Pennsylvania

2016 - 2019 · RA for Frank DiTraglia and Camilo Garcia-Jimeno (A Framework for Eliciting, Incorporating, and Disciplining Identification Beliefs in Linear Models)

White House Council of Economic Advisers (Obama)

2015 - 2016 · Staff Economist


2015 · Quantitative Research Intern

University of Pennsylvania

2014 - 2015 · RA for Katja Seim (Nexus Tax Laws and Economies of Density in E-Commerce: A Study of Amazon's Fulfillment Center Network)


PhD, Economics

2020 · University of Pennsylvania

MS, Mathematics

2013 · University of Alabama at Birmingham

BS, Mathematics and BA, Philosophy

2013 · University of Alabama at Birmingham


Journal Articles

2022. Mallick Hossain, Emma B Dean, Daniel Kaliski. Using Administrative Data to Examine Telemedicine Usage Among Medicaid Beneficiaries During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic. Medical Care 60 (7), 488-495.

2022. Mallick Hossain. A Without Borders Revisited: Impact of Online Sales Tax Collection on Shopping and Search. Journal of Economics & Management Strategy 31 (1), 48-63.

Other Publications

2021. Mallick Hossain. Credit Card Trends During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Supervisory Research Forum Spotlight.

2021. Xudong An, Larry Cordell, Erik Dolson, Mallick Hossain, Nilim Roy. Is Credit Card Forbearance Worth It?. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia SRC Research Brief 2021-02.

Working Papers

2022. Mallick Hossain, Igor Livshits, Collin Wardius. Not Cashing In on Cashing Out: An Analysis of Low Cash-Out Refinance Rates. .

2022. Mallick Hossain, Siddhartha Biswas, David Zink. California Wildfires, Property Damage, and Mortgage Repayment. .

2021. Mallick Hossain. Less is More Expensive: Income Differences in Bulk Buying. .

2021. Mallick Hossain, Jason Sockin. Made from Scratch: How SNAP Benefits Affect Lottery Sales. .

Works in Progress

2022. Mallick Hossain, Solomon Tarlin, David Wylie. Measuring Flood Insurance Noncompliance. .

2022. Mallick Hossain, Jacob Dice, David Rodziewicz. Flood Risk and MBS Pricing. .