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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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.

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Microeconomic Surverys

The Microeconomic Surveys section conducts research in a variety of areas, including consumer finances, financial markets, general applied microeconomics, survey methodology, and other statistical methodology. The section has responsibilities for a number of the surveys conducted by the Board. Its principal survey is the triennial Survey of Consumer Finances. The section supports the work of the Board through its production and analysis of primary source microdata. The section is also an official statistical unit of the U.S. government.

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Neil Bhutta Principal Economist Microeconomic Surveys
Research and Statistics
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Jesse Bricker Principal Economist Microeconomic Surveys
Research and Statistics

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Lisa J. Dettling Senior Economist Microeconomic Surveys
Research and Statistics

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Alice M. Henriques Senior Economist Microeconomic Surveys
Research and Statistics
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Joanne W. Hsu Senior Economist Microeconomic Surveys
Research and Statistics

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Lindsay P. Jacobs Economist Microeconomic Surveys
Research and Statistics

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Kevin B. Moore Chief Microeconomic Surveys
Research and Statistics

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Jeffrey P. Thompson Principal Economist Microeconomic Surveys
Research and Statistics
Last update: October 16, 2017