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Applied MicroeconomicsChris Cunningham
Research Economist and Associate AdviserJulie Hotchkiss
Research Economist and Senior AdviserElias Ilin
Assistant Policy Adviser and Economist
Financial MarketsKristopher S. Gerardi
Financial Economist and Senior AdviserNikolay Gospodinov
Financial Economist and Senior AdviserMark Jensen
Vice President and Senior Economist
Macroeconomics and Monetary PolicyNoimot Bakare
Assistant Policy Adviser and EconomistSalomé Baslandze
Research Economist and Assistant AdviserR. Anton Braun
Research Economist and Senior AdviserMichael Chriszt
Vice President, Public AffairsLei Fang
Research Economist and Associate AdviserSimon Fuchs
Research Economist and Assistant AdviserPatrick Higgins
Policy Adviser and EconomistKaren Kopecky
Research Economist and AdviserFederico Mandelman
Research Economist and AdviserBrent Meyer
Assistant Vice President and EconomistEd Nosal
Vice President and Senior EconomistVeronika Penciakova
Research Economist and Assistant AdviserWilliam Roberds
Research Economist and Senior AdviserJohn Robertson
Senior Policy Adviser and Economist
Research Economist and Senior AdviserJon Willis
Vice President and Senior Economist
Survey Methodology and Statistics
Visiting ScholarsNickolas Bloom, Stanford University
personal websiteIn-Koo Cho, Emory University
personal websiteJames Conklin, University of Georgia
personal websiteSteven Davis, University of Chicago
personal websiteJohn Jeong-ho Kim, Emory University
personal websiteLaurence Kotlikoff, Economic Security Planning
personal websiteEric Leeper, University of Virginia
personal websiteNels Lind, University of Virginia
personal websiteMi Luo, Emory University
personal websiteVegard Nygaard, University of Houston
personal websiteYuki Xue Wang, Emory University
Early Career Visitors Program :: Call for Applications
2021Maya Eden, Brandeis UniversityAlex Hsu, Georgia TechLoukas Karabarbounis, University of MinnesotaWookun Kim, Southern Methodist
AEA Summer Fellows (CSWEP) [about]
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]
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
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 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.
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.
Jessica Dill, Center Director, Center for Housing and Policy
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)
Brian Prescott, Economic Research Analyst
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
Research Analyst Positions
Call for Applications: Research Analysts
Research AnalystsThe 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 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
- 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.
- 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 ApplyTo 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 StaffElaine 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