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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International Finance

The Division of International Finance is responsible for basic research, policy analysis, and reporting in the areas of foreign economic activity, U.S. external trade and capital flows, and developments in international financial markets and institutions. Research responsibilities are shared by staff economists in the seven sections listed below as well as by the officers in the Program Direction group.

Global Monetary and Sovereign Markets

The Global Monetary and Sovereign Markets section has primary responsibility for monitoring and analyzing developments in foreign exchange and international financial markets. The section reports on these markets on a daily and weekly basis, makes regular presentations to the Board on international financial market developments, participates in the division's forecasting exercise for the FOMC, and conducts research on financial topics. In support of these functions, the section develops and maintains substantial data resources on international financial variables.





Last update: March 20, 2017