Meet the Researchers
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.
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 sections listed below as well as by the officers in the Program Direction group.
Trade and Financial Studies
The function of the Trade and Financial Studies section is to undertake theoretical and empirical research on problems in international economics that are important for the conduct of economic policy and to use the results of this and other economic research for the analysis of current policy problems. The section also bears special responsibility for supporting the research infrastructure of the division.