Punnoose (alias Reuben) is an Adviser in the Policy Research and Development team in the Economics Department.
He obtained his PhD from Ghent University, Belgium in 2010 and was also an intern at the National Bank of Belgium in 2008-09. After the PhD, he pursued two years of post-doctoral research at Ghent and at the Chair of International Finance, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland before moving to Wellington in 2012.
Current research interests:
- International Macroeconomics, Bayesian Estimation of DSGE Models
- Bernhard, S, J Culling and P Jacob (2020), ‘Has the Reserve Bank responded differently to upturns and downturns in inflation and economic activity?’, Reserve Bank of New Zealand Analytical Note AN2020/06
- Culling, J, P Jacob, A Richardson, E Truong, and T Vehbi (2019), ‘Have the effects of monetary policy on inflation and economic activity in New Zealand changed over time?’, Reserve Bank of New Zealand Analytical Note AN2019/10
- Jacob, P and L Uusküla (2019), ‘Deep habits and exchange rate pass-through’, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, vol. 105 (August), pp. 67-89
- Jacob, P and F Robinson (2019), ‘Suite as! Augmenting the Reserve Bank’s output gap indicator suite’, Reserve Bank of New Zealand Analytical Note AN2019/08
- Jacob, P and T van Florenstein Mulder (2019), ‘The flattening of the Phillips curve: Rounding up the suspects’, Reserve Bank of New Zealand Analytical Note AN2019/06
- Jacob, P and Wadsworth, A (2018) "Estimated policy rules for two monetary regimes: Flexible inflation targeting versus a dual mandate" Reserve Bank of New Zealand Analytical Note 2018/11
- Jacob, P and Munro, A (2018) "A prudential stable funding requirement and monetary policy in a small open economy" Journal of Banking and Finance, Elsevier, Vol 94 (C), pages 89-106
- Jacob, P and Wong, M (2018) ‘Estimating the NAIRU and the Natural Rate of Unemployment for New Zealand’, Reserve Bank of New Zealand Analytical Note, March 2018, AN2018/04
- Jacob, P (2015) ‘Deep Habits, Price Rigidities and the Consumption Response to Government Spending’,Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, March 2015, Vol. 47(2-3), Pages 481-510
- Jacob, P and Peersman, G (2013) ‘Dissecting the Dynamics of the US Trade Balance in an Estimated Equilibrium Model’, Journal of International Economics, Vol. 90(2), Pages 302-315, Reserve Bank of New Zealand Discussion Paper, October 2013, DP2013/04