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.
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.
The professionally staffed Research Library has librarians who provide time-saving and accurate research assistance to Board economists and analysts. Librarians also facilitate the acquisition of data and research resources for research, policy, and supervisory use cases. The library’s team of metadata and taxonomy professionals ensure the discovery and accessibility of the Board’s extensive and dynamic collection of data and electronic research resources, including thousands of e-journals and e-books, as well as a unique collection of more than 60,000 print volumes.