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.
The Division of Financial Stability is responsible for coordinating and supporting the Board's work on financial stability. In conjunction with other Board divisions, the division identifies and analyzes potential threats to financial stability; monitors financial markets, institutions, and structures; and assesses and recommends policy alternatives to address these threats. In addition, the division fosters broader understanding of financial stability issues by undertaking longer term research, primarily in banking, finance, and macroeconomics.
Financial Institution Risk Evaluation
The Financial Institution Risk Evaluation section focuses on identifying and measuring the systemic risks of systemically important financial institutions. The section will use a range of public and confidential data to conduct long-term research and timely policy analysis to evaluate the potential for such institutions to amplify negative shocks as well as to contribute to broader vulnerabilities in the financial system. It will also focus on potential emerging risks that could arise from shifts in firms' business modes. Section members will work with other divisions at the Board and Reserve Banks on a variety of institution-focused projects, including the stress tests, conduct of macroprudential supervision, and design and evaluation of regulatory polices.