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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Risk Analysis

The Risk Analysis section analyzes issues relating to the risks associated with trading and positioning securities, commodities, and derivative financial instruments. Those risks include both private and systemic exposures associated with price fluctuations and potential counterparty defaults. The section conducts policy analysis and developmental research on matters concerning the regulation of the following: markets for securities, commodities and derivative instruments; the trading activities of banking organizations; the clearance and settlement of trades; and margins on securities and stock-index futures and options.

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Erfan Danesh Economist Risk Analysis
Research and Statistics

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Michael B. Gordy Principal Economist Risk Analysis
Research and Statistics

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Xin Huang Senior Economist Risk Analysis
Research and Statistics
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Yesol Huh Economist Risk Analysis
Research and Statistics

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Yang-Ho Park Senior Economist Risk Analysis
Research and Statistics
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Valery Polkovnichenko Economist Risk Analysis
Research and Statistics

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Pawel J. Szerszen Principal Economist Risk Analysis
Research and Statistics

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Clara Vega Chief Risk Analysis
Research and Statistics
Last update: October 16, 2017