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Julie Siwicki

CED Adviser
  • Biography

    Julie Siwicki is an adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's community and economic development (CED) team. She specializes in qualitative research design and execution, with particular interest in understanding the links between household finance, community, and poverty. She joins the Atlanta Fed from the Aspen Institute's Financial Security Program where she launched its consumer insights research initiative. Previously, she spent seven years with the U.S. Financial Diaries project to collect and analyze detailed economic data from 235 families across the country. Siwicki has also worked at microfinance organizations in both the United States and Mali, helping to develop their infrastructures. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and development from Brown University and a master’s degree in public policy and administration from New York University.
  • Publications

    Atlanta Fed Community and Economic Development Discussion Papers

    Benefits Cliffs as a Barrier to Career Advancement for Low-Income Adults: Insights from Employment Services Providers
    Alexander Ruder, Julie Siwicki, Ellyn Terry, and Tamilore Toyin-Adelaja
    Discussion Paper 2020-2 (March 2020)
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format


    Dontá Council, Mary Hirt, and Julie Siwicki. "Household Financial Well-Being in the Southeast," Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (July 14, 2022).

    Julie Siwicki and Nisha Sutaria. “Financial Resilience Challenges during the Pandemic.” Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update. February 10, 2021.

    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).