Economist and Research Assistant Diversity Data

The information below shows the racial/ ethnic and gender makeup of Ph.D. economists and research assistants at the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks. The Board and the Banks employ economists across a wide range of areas of expertise. Research assistants (RAs) are generally hired directly after undergraduate study and work alongside economists. RAs are usually in their positions for a few years and leave the role well suited to pursue a graduate degree—often in economics. Data for each Reserve Bank is available on the diversity and inclusion page for the respective Reserve Bank.

Economist Diversity Data

Entity Asian Black/African American Hispanic/Latino Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander American Indian or Alaska Native Two or More White Count
Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male
Board 26 38 0 1 2 28 0 0 0 0 1 3 84 246 429
Reserve Banks 37 58 4 9 8 51 0 0 0 0 1 2 72 274 516
System (Board + Banks) 63 96 4 10 10 79 0 0 0 0 2 5 156 520 945

Data as of 12/31/21.

Research Assistant Diversity Data

Entity Asian Black/African American Hispanic/Latino Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander American Indian or Alaska Native Two or More White Count
Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male Female Male
Board 14 15 2 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 42 65 146
Reserve Banks 22 23 10 6 12 15 0 0 0 1 1 3 60 94 247
System (Board + Banks) 36 38 12 7 15 18 0 0 0 1 2 3 102 159 393

Data as of 12/31/21.

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Last Update: May 12, 2022