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Executive Vice President and Director of Research
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Michelle Jiang (Columbia University)
Hoyoung Yoo (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
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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
Jose Manuel Mota Aquino (University of Houston)
Roman Merga (University of Rochester). Job Placement: IMF
Sergio Villalvazo (University of Pennsylvania). Job Placement: The Federal Reserve Board of Governors
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
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?
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.