President and Chief Executive Officer
Executive Vice President and Director of Research
Executive Vice President and Chief Economic Adviser
Michelle Jiang (Columbia University)
Hoyoung Yoo (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
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
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 Research Department at the 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.
The staff of the Atlanta Fed’s Research Department advises the Bank’s 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.
Atlanta Fed research analysts with Federal Reserve Board governor Lisa Cook (center).
RAs assist staff economists in the analysis of current public policy issues and events, including topics such as monetary policy, the state of the US and global economy, development in financial and housing markets, and more. This analysis might include running and maintaining financial, banking, and macroeconomic forecasting models or preparing background material for briefings with the president of the Atlanta Fed. 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. Applications will be screened prior to interview selections. We will notify you if you have been selected for a virtual interview. (You can always contact us with questions during the process.)
Q: What areas of research will I be working on?
A: 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.
Q: Do I need a strong background in computer programming?
A: Although 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.
Q: What benefits does the Atlanta Fed offer?
A: 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 the Careers section of our website.
Q: What opportunities are there for career development and continued learning?
A: Our training and career development opportunities include:
Q: Is this a long-term job?
A: RAs typically stay at the Atlanta Fed for two to three years before leaving to pursue graduate studies or other professional work.
Q: Are people who are not US citizens eligible for hiring?
A: 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 US federal immigration law. Protected individuals include, but are not limited to, US citizens, US nationals, US permanent residents who are not yet eligible to apply for naturalization, and US permanent residents who have applied for naturalization within six months of being eligible to do so.
Q: Where is the Atlanta Fed located?
A: The Atlanta Fed is located at 1000 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.
Q: Does the Atlanta Fed offer relocation assistance?
Q: How can I check on the status of my application?
A: We will notify you when we update the status of your application, but you may also contact us to inquire.