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Nisha Sutaria

CED Research Analyst II

Recent Work: Community development financial institutions, workforce development, economic mobility, and impact of rural bank branch closures
  • Biography

    Nisha Sutaria is a community and economic development (CED) research analyst II at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from DePaul University and a master's degree in analytics from the University of Chicago. At DePaul, Sutaria wrote her undergraduate thesis on sustainable growth opportunities for microfinance institutions in India. At the University of Chicago, her cowritten research focused on modeling the financial performance resulting from the lending, investment, and operational strategies of U.S. banks focused on community development lending. Before seeking her graduate degree, Sutaria pursued parallel endeavors in the community development banking industry. She was a consultant for GSJ Advisors, where her research contributed to bank client capital raising efforts and wider data reporting initiatives. Additionally, she is one of the founders of social enterprise start-up Mighty Deposits, where she supported pilot operations and led data strategy.

  • Publications


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

    Sarah Stein and Nisha Sutaria. "Housing Policy Impact: Federal Eviction Protection Coverage and the Need for Better Data." 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).

    Blog Posts


    Jessica Dill, Sarah Stein, Carl Hudson, and Nisha Sutaria. "Assessing the Size and Spread of Vulnerable Renter Households in the Southeast," Real Estate Research. October 14, 2020.