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Mary Hirt

CED Research Analyst II

Recent Work: Small Business Credit Survey, housing affordability, and economic mobility
  • Biography

    Mary Hirt is a research analyst II for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's community and economic development (CED) group. She supports the team through research, data analysis, and communication and outreach efforts. Hirt holds a bachelor of arts in international studies with minors in social work and urban studies from the University of Michigan. After moving to Atlanta, Hirt earned a master's degree in city and regional planning from Georgia Institute of Technology where she specialized in housing and community development, with her research focusing on housing mobility, community policing, and racial wealth inequality. Before pursuing her graduate degree, Hirt worked for the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research in Ann Arbor and the Center for Civic Innovation in Atlanta.
  • Publications

    Atlanta Fed Community and Economic Development Discussion Papers

    Rental Housing Affordability in the Southeast: Data from the Sixth District
    Ann Carpenter, Douglas White, Mary Hirt
    July 2018
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (2,916 KB)


    Jasmine Burnett, Mary Hirt, David A. Jackson, and Janelle Williams. "Tackling an Inclusive and Resilient Recovery in the Southeast." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (March 24, 2021).

    Mary Hirt and Janelle Williams. "Southeastern Small Businesses in the Face of COVID-19." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (COVID-19 Publications 2020).

    Brittany Birken, Ann Carpenter, Karen Leone de Nie, Sameera Fazili, Mary Hirt, David A. Jackson, Sarah Miller, Patrick Pontius, Julie Siwicki, Sarah Stein, Nisha Sutaria, and Janelle Williams. “Tackling the Unknown Together: Community Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (March/April 2020).

    Mary Hirt. "Exploring Atlanta’s Community Development Landscape with Governor Lael Brainard." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (January/February 2017).

    Sameera Fazili and Mary Hirt. "The Quest for Durable and Inclusive Economic Growth." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (July/August 2016).