Meet the Economists
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.
Research and Statistics
The Division of Research and Statistics is responsible for developing and presenting economic and financial data and analysis for the use of the Board, the Federal Open Market Committee, and other Federal Reserve System officials. This information serves as background for the formulation and conduct of monetary, regulatory, and supervisory policies. In addition, the division fosters a broader understanding of issues relating to economic policy by providing leadership in economic and statistical research and by supplying data and analyses for public release.
The Fiscal Analysis section analyzes the economic effects of fiscal policy and forecasts developments in the federal, state, and local government sectors. Section members provide analysis for the Board, FOMC and senior staff on issues related to fiscal policy and government spending, such as tax and transfer policies, government debt, government employment, and state and local government finance. The section also maintains a vigorous research agenda on a broad set of topics related to public economics, including taxation, government spending, climate policy, education, and health, as well as issues in labor economics, macroeconomics, and household finance.