President and Chief Executive Officer
Executive Vice President and Director of Research
Senior Vice President and Associate Research Director
- Visiting Scholars
- Research Staff
- Administrative Staff
- Visiting Positions
- Research Analyst Positions
Applied MicroeconomicsChris Cunningham
Research Economist and Associate AdviserJulie Hotchkiss
Research Economist and Senior Adviser
Financial MarketsKristopher S. Gerardi
Financial Economist and Senior AdviserNikolay Gospodinov
Financial Economist and Senior AdviserCarl Hudson
Associate Policy Adviser and EconomistMark Jensen
Vice President and Senior Economist
Macroeconomics and Monetary PolicySalomé 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 EconomistZoe Xie
Research Economist and Assistant Adviser
Survey Methodology and Statistics
Visiting ScholarsMike Bryan, University of South CarolinaScott Frame, Federal Reserve Bank of DallasXue Wang, Emory University
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)
Kevin Foster, Senior Business Survey Specialist
Areas of interest: survey methodology, questionnaire design, consumer surveys, payments, data analysis, data visualization
Works with: Survey and Diary of Consumer Payment Choice
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
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
Call for Applications: Atlanta Fed Early-Career Visitor Program
Visiting Scholar Positions in Economics Available
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta has several short-term visiting positions available for junior and mid-career scholars during two periods: March–June and September–December 2021.
Scholars are expected to visit for one to three consecutive months, contribute to the intellectual and policy 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.
The visitor program is open to junior and mid-career economists across all fields of economics and finance. 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 the visit. You must submit your application by November 30, 2020.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will the position be remote or in person?
We rather the scholar be here in person. However, given the current uncertainty, we cannot commit to a specific type of visit. As we learn more about the Fed's reopening plans, we will prioritize applicants who can visit after we reopen. Given our most up-to-date information, we will therefore be prioritizing applicants who can visit in fall 2021 or later. If you have preferred months and are also flexible, please indicate your flexibility in the special request box. We will reach out to find the best timeframe that works for all of us.
What do you mean by early career or mid-career?
We consider early and mid-career economists to be researchers who currently hold a PhD (that is, has already graduated) and has earned that PhD in the last 10 years.
Do you accept applications from local (in-town) visitors?
Although we strongly prefer out-of-town applicants, we invite any early or mid-career 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. Most likely, that will depend 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?
There are multiple positions available. The exact number will depend on the length of the visit. The length, somewhere between one and three months, does not matter to our selection.
Should the visitor be in a particular field or have a particular topic?
We welcome applications from all fields of economics and finance. We will prioritize applicants working on topics that are of interest to economists in the department.
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.