The Federal Reserve Board employs over 300 Ph.D. economists, who represent an exceptionally diverse range of interests and specific areas of expertise. Board economists conduct cutting edge research, produce numerous working papers, and are among the leading contributors at professional meetings and in major journals. Our economists also produce a wide variety of economic analyses and forecasts for the Board of Governors and the Federal Open Market Committee.

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Supervision and Regulation

The Division of Supervision and Regulation exercises and oversees the Board’s supervisory and regulatory authority over a variety of financial institutions and activities with the goal of promoting a safe, sound, and stable financial system that supports the growth and stability of the U.S. economy. The Federal Reserve carries out its supervisory and regulatory responsibilities and supporting functions primarily by promoting the safety and soundness of individual financial institutions supervised by the Federal Reserve; taking a macroprudential approach to the supervision of the largest, most systemically important financial institutions; developing supervisory policy (including regulations, policy statements, and guidance); regulating the U.S. banking and financial structure by acting on a variety of proposals; and enforcing laws and regulations.

Stress Testing

The Stress Testing section coordinates the system-wide efforts to implement and execute the Dodd-Frank Act supervisory stress tests. Section economists conduct research and facilitate key policy and technical decision-making on all issues related to the implementation of the supervisory stress tests, including overall framework, supervisory model development, scenario design, and data collection and infrastructure development.

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Ivan T. Ivanov Senior Economist Stress Testing
Supervision and Regulation

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Joseph B. Nichols Principal Economist Stress Testing
Supervision and Regulation

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Venkatesh Rao Principal Economist Stress Testing
Supervision and Regulation

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Robert F. Sarama Chief Stress Testing
Supervision and Regulation

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James Wang Economist Stress Testing
Supervision and Regulation
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Teng Wang Economist Stress Testing
Supervision and Regulation
Last update: July 24, 2017