The Federal Reserve Board employs more than 500 researchers, including more than 400 Ph.D. economists, who represent an exceptionally diverse range of interests and specific areas of expertise. Board researchers conduct cutting edge research, produce numerous working papers and notes, and are among the leading contributors at professional meetings and in major journals. Our researchers 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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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.

Fiscal Analysis

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.

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David B. Cashin Principal Economist Fiscal Analysis
Research and Statistics

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Lisa J. Dettling Principal Economist Fiscal Analysis
Research and Statistics

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Sheridan Fuller Economist Fiscal Analysis
Research and Statistics

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William B. Peterman Chief Fiscal Analysis
Research and Statistics

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David D. Ratner Principal Economist Fiscal Analysis
Research and Statistics

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Nick Turner Principal Economist Fiscal Analysis
Research and Statistics
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Last Update: July 15, 2024