Raphael Bostic
President and Chief Executive Officer
David E. Altig
Executive Vice President and Director of Research
Paula Tkac
Senior Vice President and Associate Research Director
  • Economists

    Applied Microeconomics

    image of Chris Cunningham, a research economist and associate adviser in the Research department at the Atlanta Fed
    Chris Cunningham
    Research Economist and Associate Adviser
    Federal Reserve Bank
of Atlanta Research Economist and Senior Adviser Julie Hotchkiss
    Julie Hotchkiss
    Research Economist and Senior Adviser
    Federal Reserve Bank
of Atlanta Assistant Policy Adviser and Economist
    Elias Ilin
    Assistant Policy Adviser and Economist
    Oz Shy
    Senior Policy Adviser and Economist

    Financial Markets

    Kristopher S. Gerardi
    Financial Economist and Senior Adviser
    photo of Nikolay
Gospodinov
    Nikolay Gospodinov
    Financial Economist and Senior Adviser
    photo of Mark Jensen,
a vice president and senior economist on the financial markets team in the research department of the Federal Reserve
Bank of Atlanta
    Mark Jensen
    Vice President and Senior Economist
    Stephen Kay
    Center Director, Americas Center
    Camelia Minoiu
    Research Economist and Adviser
    Indrajit Mitra
    Financial Economist and Assistant Adviser
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Financial Economist and Adviser, David Rapach
    David Rapach
    Financial Economist and Adviser
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Research Center Executive Director of the Center for Financial Innovation and Stability
Larry Wall
    Larry Wall
    Research Center Executive Director, Center for Financial Innovation and Stability
    Bin Wei
    Financial Economist and Adviser

    Macroeconomics and Monetary Policy

    Noimot Bakare, assistant policy adviser & economist in the research department at the Atlanta Fed
    Noimot Bakare
    Assistant Policy Adviser and Economist
    Salome Baslandze, research economist and assistant adviser in the research department at the Atlanta Fed
    Salomé Baslandze
    Research Economist and Assistant Adviser
    R. Anton Braun
    Research Economist and Senior Adviser
    Michael Chriszt
    Vice President, Public Affairs
    Lei Fang
    Research Economist and Associate Adviser
    Simon Fuchs
    Research Economist and Assistant Adviser
    Patrick Higgins
    Policy Adviser and Economist
    Federal
Reserve Bank of Atlanta Research Economist and Adviser Karen Kopecky
    Karen Kopecky
    Research Economist and Adviser
    Federico Mandelman
    Research Economist and Adviser
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Policy Adviser, Economist and Research Center Director Brent Meyer
    Brent Meyer
    Assistant Vice President and Economist
    Ed Nosal, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Vice President and Senior Economist in the research department
    Ed Nosal
    Vice President and Senior Economist
    Portrait not available
    Veronika Penciakova
    Research Economist and Assistant Adviser
    William Roberds
    Research Economist and Senior Adviser
    John Robertson
    Senior Policy Adviser and Economist
    Jon Willis
    Vice President and Senior Economist
    Federal
Reserve Bank of Atlanta Research Center Executive Director of the Center for Quantitative Economic Research, Tao Zha
    Tao Zha
    Research Center Executive Director, Center for Quantitative Economic Research

    Survey Methodology and Statistics

    Federal Reserve Bank of
Atlanta Assistant Policy Adviser and Economist, Marcin Hitczenko
    Marcin M. Hitczenko
    Assistant Policy Adviser and Economist
  • Visiting Scholars

    Visiting Scholars

    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Visiting Scholar Nicholas Bloom
    Nicholas Bloom, Stanford University
    personal websiteOff-site link
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Visiting Scholar Kaiji Chen
    Kaiji Chen, Emory University
    curriculum vitae Adobe PDF file format :: personal websiteOff-site link
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Visiting Scholar In-Koo Cho
    In-Koo Cho, Emory University
    personal websiteOff-site link
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Visiting Scholar James Conklin
    James Conklin, University of Georgia
    personal websiteOff-site link
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Visiting Scholar Steven Davis
    Steven Davis, University of Chicago
    personal websiteOff-site link
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Visiting Scholar Roozbeh Hosseini
    Roozbeh Hosseini, University of Georgia
    curriculum vitae Adobe PDF file format :: personal websiteOff-site link
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Visiting Scholar John Jeong-ho Kim
    John Jeong-ho Kim, Emory University
    personal websiteOff-site link
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Visiting Scholar Laurence Kotlikoff
    Laurence Kotlikoff, Economic Security Planning
    personal websiteOff-site link
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Visiting Scholar Eric Leeper
    Eric Leeper, University of Virginia
    personal websiteOff-site link
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Visiting Scholar Nels Lind
    Nels Lind, University of Virginia
    personal websiteOff-site link
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Visiting Scholar Mi Luo
    Mi Luo, Emory University
    personal websiteOff-site link
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Visiting Scholar Tom Mroz
    Tom Mroz, Georgia State University
    curriculum vitae Adobe PDF file format :: personal websiteOff-site link
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Visiting Scholar Juan Rubio-Ramirez
    Juan F. Rubio-Ramírez, Emory University
    curriculum vitae Adobe PDF file format :: personal websiteOff-site link
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Visiting Scholar Vegard Nygaard
    Vegard Nygaard, University of Houston
    personal websiteOff-site link
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Visiting Scholar Yuki Xue Wang
    Yuki Xue Wang, Emory University
    personal websiteOff-site link
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Visiting Scholar Warren Weber
    Warren Weber, University of South Carolina
    curriculum vitae Adobe PDF file format :: personal websiteOff-site link
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Visiting Scholar Vincent Yao
    Vincent Yao, Georgia State University
    curriculum vitae Adobe PDF file format :: personal websiteOff-site link
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Visiting Scholar Vivian Yue
    Vivian Yue, Emory University
    curriculum vitae Adobe PDF file format :: personal websiteOff-site link

    Early Career Visitors Program :: Call for Applications

    2022

    2021

    Maya Eden, Brandeis University
    Alex Hsu, Georgia Tech
    Alex Hsu, Georgia TechOff-site link
    Loukas Karabarbounis, University of Minnesota
    Loukas Karabarbounis, University of MinnesotaOff-site link
    Wookun Kim, Southern Methodist
    Wookun Kim, Southern MethodistOff-site link
    Yuhei Miyauchi, Boston University
    Yuhei Miyauchi, Boston UniversityOff-site link
    Abdou Ndiaye, New York University
    Abdou Ndiaye, New York UniversityOff-site link
    Boyoung Seo, Indiana University
    Boyoung Seo, Indiana UniversityOff-site link

    AEA Summer Fellows (CSWEP) [aboutOff-site link]

    2022

    Michelle Jiang (Columbia University)

    Hoyoung Yoo (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

    2020–2021

    Xian Jiang (Duke University). Job Placement: UC Davis

    Yueyuan Ma (University of Pennsylvania). Job Placement: UC Santa Barbara

    Marta Prato (University of Chicago). Job Placement: Bocconi University/Postdoc Yale

    Oliko Vardishvili (European University Institute). Job Placement: UC Irvine/Postdoc Yale


    America's Center Dissertation Fellows [about]

    2022

    Jose Manuel Mota Aquino (University of Houston)


    2020–2021

    Roman Merga (University of Rochester). Job Placement: IMF

    Sergio Villalvazo (University of Pennsylvania). Job Placement: The Federal Reserve Board of Governors

  • Visiting Positions

    Call for Applications: Atlanta Fed Early-Career Visitor Program

    The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta has several short-term visiting positions available for junior and midcareer researchers (those across all fields of economics and finance who have earned their PhD in the last 10 years) during September–December 2022.

    Scholars are expected to visit for a short period of their choice (anywhere between one and three consecutive months), contribute to the intellectual environment of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and interact with other research economists while engaged in research projects of their own choosing. We encourage visitors to present their work at the department's research seminar series. We may also ask them to participate in departmental seminars, conferences, and policy discussions.

    We especially encourage scholars whose research interests overlap with the economists currently in our Research Department to apply. Because the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta values diversity and inclusion, we invite women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Please note that we are not able to sponsor visas for visitors traveling from outside the country.

    Terms and conditions
    Scholars are offered fellowships comparable to similar early-career visitor programs. To learn more about the program and the compensation for visitors, please email lisa.piggott@atl.frb.org with the subject line Short-Term Visiting Position.

    How to apply
    To apply, please send a CV and a one-page description of your research agenda through this application form. Specify both your preferred time of year and length of visit. You must submit your application by May 15, 2022.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Will the position be remote or in person?
    To maximize engagement, we require the visit to be in person. Specifically, the expectation for the visiting scholar will be similar to the ones for staff economists. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to reach out.

    Do you accept applications from local (in-town) visitors?
    With an idea of extending our research network, we strongly prefer out-of-town applicants, but we invite any early or midcareer economist to apply.

    Do you give permission to visitors to access Atlanta Fed special data, such as the business sentiment survey?
    We will grant data access on a case-by-case basis, likely depending on the economist(s) working with the data set. Please indicate your interest in a particular data set in the Special Request box, and we will take it into consideration.

    Do you prefer current coauthors for the visiting positions?
    We do not have a preference for current coauthors. We would like the program to be an opportunity to establish new connections.

    How many positions are available?
    Multiple positions are available.

    Should the visitor be in a particular field or have a particular topic?
    We welcome applications from all fields of economics and finance. Applicants working on topics that are of interest to our research economists will receive priority.

  • Research Staff


    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Research Analyst Daniel Tascon Buchelly
    Daniel Tascon Buchelly, Economic Research Analyst
    Areas of interest: labor economics, public economics, economic mobility, econometrics
    Works with: Elias Ilin :: Ellyn Terry :: Advancing Careers


    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Research Analyst Antar Diallo
    Antar Diallo, Economic Research Analyst
    Publications


    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Center Director, Center for Housing and Policy
    Jessica Dill, Center Director, Center for Housing and Policy
    Publications
    Areas of interest: real estate
    Works with: Center for Housing and Policy :: Construction and Real Estate Survey :: (Atlanta Fed) Beige Book (Construction and Real Estate section)Off-site link


    Kevin Foster
    Kevin Foster, Senior Business Survey Specialist
    Publications
    Areas of interest: survey methodology, questionnaire design, consumer surveys, payments, data analysis, data visualization
    Works with: Survey and Diary of Consumer Payment Choice


    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Quantitative Research Analysis Specialist Hongyi Fu
    Hongyi Fu, Quantitative Research Analysis Specialist
    Areas of interest: econometric modeling, Bayesian econometrics, machine learning
    Works with: Daniel Waggoner :: Tao Zha


    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Research Strategy & Communications Adviser Sandra Ghizoni
    Sandra Ghizoni, Research Strategy & Communications Adviser
    Publications
    Areas of interest: macroeconomics, economic history
    Works with: Mike Bryan


    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Survey Analyst Grace Guynn
    Grace Guynn, Survey Analyst
    Areas of interest: public policy, macroeconomics, small business
    Works with: Nicholas Parker :: Economic Survey Research Center :: Small Business Credit SurveyOff-site link


    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Research Analyst Austin McTier
    Austin McTier, Economic Research Analyst
    Areas of interest: macroeconomics, data analysis, econometric modeling
    Works with: Dave Altig :: Brent Meyer :: Nicholas Parker


    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Research Anlayst Analyst Angelica Martini
    Angelica Martini, Economic Research Analyst
    Areas of interest: Labor Economics, Public Economics, Economic Development
    Works with: Jessica Dill :: Center for Housing and Policy :: Jon Willis :: Economic Research Survey Center


    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Senior Economic Research Analyst Emil Mihaylov
    Emil Mihaylov, Senior Economic Research Analyst
    Publications
    Areas of interest: macroeconomics, forecasting, data analysis
    Works with: Brent Meyer :: Patrick Higgins :: Nicholas Parker



    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Research Analyst Brian Prescott
    Brian Prescott, Economic Research Analyst
    Publications
    Areas of interest: consumer payment choice, econometric modeling, macroeconomics, survey methodology
    Works with: Kevin Foster :: Marcin Hitczenko :: Brent Meyer :: Oz Shy :: Business Inflation Expectations Survey :: Survey and Diary of Consumer Payment Choice


    Edgar Reyes, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Research Analyst
    Edgar Reyes, Economic Research Analyst
    Areas of interest: economic mobility, macroeconomics, labor economics
    Works with: Elias Ilin :: Alex Ruder :: Advancing Careers


    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Quantitative Financial Markets Adviser Brian Robertson
    Brian Robertson, Quantitative Financial Markets Adviser
    Publications
    Areas of interest: financial markets, financial innovation, Bayesian econometrics, machine learning
    Works with: financial markets group :: Market Probability Tracker


    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Research Analyst Neel Roy
    Neel Roy, Economic Research Analyst
    Areas of interest: health, education, public economics, market design, and econometrics
    Works with: Karen Kopecky ::: Chris Cunningham


    Kevin Foster
    Stephanie Sezen, Economic Research Analyst
    Areas of interest: labor, financial, and migration and development economics
    Works with: Works with: Kristopher Gerardi :: Jessica Dill :: Jonathon Willis


    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Policy Analysis Specialist Whitney Strifler
    Whitney Strifler, Economic Policy Analysis Specialist
    Publications
    Areas of interest: labor markets
    Works with: Center for Human Capital Studies :: Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity :: Labor Report First Look


    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Research Associate Ellyn Terry
    Ellyn Terry, Policy Analysis Specialist
    Publications
    Areas of interest: economic mobility, social assistance policies, health policies
    Works with: Dave Altig :: Brittany Birken :: Elias Ilin :: Alex Ruder :: Advancing Careers


    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Survey Director Daniel Weitz
    Daniel Weitz, Survey Director
    Publications
    Areas of interest: monetary policy, financial markets, treasury market structure, inflation expectations, survey methodology
    Works with: Brent Meyer, Marcin Hitczenko :: Emil Mihaylov :: Kevin Foster :: Economic Survey Research Center
  • Research Analyst Positions

    Call for Applications: Research Analysts

    Research Analysts

    The Economics Research Department at Atlanta Fed is recruiting several research analysts and seeks exceptional college graduates with a strong background in economics, mathematics, and statistics. Most RAs stay with the department for two to three years before leaving to attend graduate school or pursue other opportunities. Several positions are available for RAs to start mid-summer to fall 2021.

    The Department

    The staff of the Research Department at the Atlanta Fed advises the president, Raphael Bostic, on monetary policy and conducts innovative analysis and research on a variety of topics, including macroeconomics and monetary policy, applied microeconomics, and finance. For more information, please refer to our website.


    About the Position

    Qualifications

    • Motivated and exceptional college graduates with a strong academic record in economics, mathematics, finance, statistics, computer science, or related fields.
    • Proficiency with at least one statistical software package or programming language (such as Stata, R, Python, SQL, Julia, or Matlab).
    • Strong communication skills and extensive experience working collaboratively.
    • Experience in working with micro data is a plus.

    Responsibilities

    • RAs assist staff economists in the analysis of current public policy issues and events including topics such as monetary policy, the state of the U.S. and global economy, development in financial and housing markets, and more. This may include running and maintaining financial, banking, and macroeconomic forecasting models or preparing background material for briefings with the Atlanta Fed president.
    • RAs assist staff economists in their research activity, allowing them to work on a broad array of applied and theoretical topics. Most RAs will provide statistical and computational analysis to support staff economists.


    How to Apply

    To apply, prepare a resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript copy and submit your application here. Apply by January 31, 2021, to be considered. Applications will be screened prior to interview selections. We will notify you if you have been selected for a virtual interview. (You can always reach out to us with questions along the way.)


    Frequently Asked Questions

    What areas of research will I be working on?
    The Research Department at the Atlanta Fed has three sections: Macroeconomics and Monetary Policy, Applied Microeconomics, and Finance. Each section has a specific research agenda with economists working on a broad variety of research topics. The specific topics you will be working on will depend on the economists you will be working with.

    Do I need a strong background in computer programming?
    While we do not require knowledge in specific programming languages, we do require successful candidates to have basic proficiency in at least one programming language or statistical package. We do require candidates to be able and willing to learn new languages quickly, depending on the requirements of their specific position.

    What benefits does the Atlanta Fed offer?
    The Atlanta Fed offers an employer-matching 401(k) savings plan; commuter subsidy program; health, dental, and vision insurance; and tuition reimbursement for individual courses, certificate programs, and graduate programs. For details, please refer to our website.

    What opportunities are there for career development and continued learning?

    • Training in software, such as Stata, R, Python, SQL, Julia, or Matlab
    • Attending seminars by Atlanta Fed and visiting economists
    • Working closely with PhD economists
    • The Atlanta Fed offers a tuition reimbursement for coursework and degree programs at nearby universities.

    Is this a long-term job?
    RAs typically stay at the Atlanta Fed for two to three years before leaving to pursue graduate studies or other professional work.

    Are non-U.S. citizens eligible for hiring?
    Bank policy specifies that candidates must be eligible to work in the United States on a continuous basis for other than practical training purposes. In some cases, positions require access to confidential supervisory information or Federal Open Market Committee data, which is limited to "protected individuals" as defined in U.S. federal immigration law. Protected individuals include, but are not limited to, U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents who are not yet eligible to apply for naturalization, and U.S. permanent residents who have applied for naturalization within six months of being eligible to do so.

    Where is the Atlanta Fed located?
    The Atlanta Fed is located at 1000 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.

    Does the Atlanta Fed offer relocation assistance?
    The Atlanta Fed provides relocation assistance.

    How can I check on the status of my application?
    You will receive notifications when the status of your application is being updated, but feel free to reach out directly to us.

  • Administrative Staff

    Elaine Clokey, Economics Group
    email :: ph: 404-498-8889


    Kanda Cummings, Financial Markets Group
    email :: ph: 404-498-8602


    Barbara Dwyer, Research Executive Office
    email :: ph: 404-498-8946
    Lisa Piggott, Economics Group
    email :: ph: 404-498-8933


    Hazel Taylor , Financial Markets Group
    email :: ph: 404-498-8851