Meet the Economists
Stephanie R. Aaronson
- Ph.D., Economics, Columbia University
- M.A., Economics, Columbia University
- A.B., History, Columbia College, Columbia University
- Labor Force Participation, Labor Market Inequalities
Senior Associate Director
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System2023 - present
Vice President and Director of Economic Studies
Brookings Institution2018 - 2022
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System2014 - 2018
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System2012 - 2014
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Macroeconomic Policy
U.S. Department of the Treasury2011 - 2012
Department of Economics, Yale University2010
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System2000 - 2009
- Discussion of "Reassessing Economic Constraints: Maximum Employment or Maximum Hours?" by Alexander Bick, Adam Bladin, and Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln
Jackson Hole Economic Symposium (Forthcoming)
- Some Thoughts on the Macroeconomic Implications of Providing Caregiving Leave
Stephanie R. Aaronson
Paid Leave for Caregiving: Issues and Answers (2020)
- Okun Revisited: Who Benefits Most from a Strong Economy?
Stephanie R. Aaronson, Mary C. Daly, William L. Wascher, and David W. Wilcox
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (2019)
See also » FRB Working Paper (2019)
- Labor Force Participation: Recent Developments and Future Prospects
Stephanie Aaronson, Tomaz Cajner, Bruce Fallick, Felix Galbis-Reig, Christopher Smith, and William Wascher
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (2014)
See also » FRB Working Paper (2014)
- Unemployment Insurance and Job Search in the Great Recession: Comment
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (2011)
- Measuring Labor Composition: A Comparison of Alternate Methodologies: Comment
Labor in the New Economy (2010)
- How Biased are Measures of Cyclical Movements in Productivity and Hours?
Stephanie Aaronson and Andrew Figura
Review of Income and Wealth (2010)
See also » FRB Working Paper (2005)
- The Recent Decline in the Labor Force Participation Rate and Its Implications for Potential Labor Supply
Stephanie Aaronson, Bruce Fallick, Andrew Figura, Jonathan Pingle, and William Wascher
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (2006)
- Are Firms or Workers Behind the Shift Away from DB Pension Plans?
Stephanie Aaronson and Julia Coronado
Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2005)
- The Rise in Lifetime Earnings Inequality Among Men
Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2002)
- Looking Ahead: Young Men, Wage Growth, and Labor Market Participation
Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2001)
- Changing Wage Growth and Its Impact on Employment and Earnings
Stephanie Ruth Aaronson
Dissertations (Columbia University) (2001)
- Exchange Rates and Employment Instability: Evidence from Matched CPS Data
Linda Goldberg, Joseph Tracy, and Stephanie Aaronson
American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings (1999)
discussionAugust 26, 2022.
Symposium on Reassessing Constraints on the Economy and Policy, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
"Reassessing Economic Constraints: Maximum Employment or Maximum Hours?"
"Women in the Economics Profession," Allied Social Sciences Association/National Association of Forensic Economists meetings
"CSWEP and women in the economics profession,"
seminarOctober 15, 2021.
Pennsylvania State House Appropriations Committee
"The pandemic labor market recovery and longer-term issues"
conferenceNovember 12, 2021
Symposium on Heterogeneity in Macroeconomics: Implications for Policy, Federal Reserve Bank of New York,
"Does running a hot economy benefit disadvantaged workers and reduce inequality?"
seminarJuly 15, 2021.
National Economist Club
"Three features of the pandemic recovery and three questions for the future"
conferenceNovember 13, 2020
Virtual 2020 North American Think Tank Summit, Think Tanks and Policy Advice in a World Disrupted and Transformed, Think Tanks and Civil Society Program, University of Pennsylvania
Panelist, The Social, Economic, and Political Impact of COVID-19 on North American
conferenceOctober 7, 2020
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
Panelist, "Racial Justice and Graduate Education"
conferenceJune 18, 2020
National Advisory Committee for the State and Federal Systems Alignment to Improve Whole Family Approaches planning project
"The Labor Market During the Pandemic"
conferenceSeptember 15, 2020
2020 Utah State of Reform Health Policy Conference
Panelist, "Perspective on the economic impact of COVID,"
conferenceApril 26, 2019
Municipal CFO Forum, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago, Washington, DC
discussionJanuary 4, 2019
American Economics Association Annual Meetings, Atlanta, GA
Discussion of "Explaining the Decline in Labor Force Participation in the United States, by Katherine Abraham and Melissa Kearny"
Gender and Career Progression, Bank of England
Discussion of "Gender and Career Progression in Male-Dominated Organizations," by Laura Hospido, Luc Laeven, and Ana Lamo.
seminarApril 10, 2018
Diversity in the Labor Market: The Impact of Hispanics in the American Economy, Culture and Population, Federal Reserve Board
conferenceSeptember 27, 2017
Disparities in the Labor Market: What Are We Missing, Federal Reserve Board
conferenceMay 23, 2017
Inaugural Conference, Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute, Minneapolis Fed
Federal Reserve System Takeaways
Social Security Advisory Board Technical Panel on Labor Force Participation
Projecting the Participation Rate
Working Group of the Board of Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds
Projecting the Participation Rate
seminarJune 21, 2012
National Economists Club/Society of Government Economists
Are Supply or Demand Constraints Holding Back Growth?
Aaronson, Stephanie (2011). "Unemployment Insurance and Job Search in the Great Recession: Comment"
conferenceJanuary 3, 2010
Allied Social Science Association Meeting
Understanding Earnings Instability: How Important Are Employment Fluctuations and Job Changes
conferenceNovember 16, 2007
National Bureau of Economic Research, Conference on Income and Wealth
Measuring Labor Composition: A Comparison of Alternate Methodologies: Comment
W.E. Upjohn Institute
Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention
Department of Economics, Columbia University
Wueller Price for Teaching
May 14, 2018 | Bank of England
Gender and Career Progression
September 22, 2017 | Federal Reserve Board
Disparities in the Labor Market: What Are We Missing?
- The Journal of Economic Perspectives, Advisory Board, 2019-2021
- Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, DC Representative 2020-2023
- American Economics Association