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Carl D. Hudson

Associate Policy Adviser and Economist

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1000 Peachtree Street N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309-4470

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  • Biography

    Carl Hudson is an associate policy adviser and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. In this role, he supports the formulation of monetary policy by ensuring the Bank president receives expert analysis on the relevant near- and long-term issues affecting the economy.

    From 2011 to 2018, Dr. Hudson served as the director of the Center for Real Estate Analytics, a joint initiative of the Bank's Supervision, Regulation, and Credit (SRC); Research; and Community and Economic Development areas. The center informs decision making by identifying and analyzing the systemic impacts real estate has on the economy, financial institutions, and consumers.

    Previously, Dr. Hudson was director of the policy and supervisory studies group, where he oversaw Bank and policy research in support of SRC's central bank and examination functions. In addition to commenting on legislative, accounting, and other policy issues, the team conducted real estate market analysis and produced macroprudential analyses.

    Prior to joining the Atlanta Fed, Dr. Hudson was an associate professor of finance at Auburn University for 14 years, where he taught courses in business finance, financial management of financial institutions, and derivative securities. His research has been published in such leading publications as the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of International Money and Finance, and Financial Management.

    Dr. Hudson received a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a master's degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He holds a doctoral degree in finance from Arizona State University.

  • Fed Research

    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.

    Carl Hudson, Andrew Jakabovics, and Jessica Dill. "What's Being Done to Help Renters during the Pandemic?," Real Estate Research. July 13, 2020.

    Kristopher Gerardi, Carl Hudson, Lara Loewenstein, and Paul S. Willen, "An Update on Forbearance Trends," Real Estate Research, July 2, 2020.

    Jessica Dill and Carl Hudson. "Construction Lending Update: Have the Banks Finally Opened the Spigots?," Real Estate Research. June 9, 2016.

    Carl Hudson. "The Multifamily Market: Is a Hot Market Overheating?," Real Estate Research. August 27, 2015.

    Carl Hudson and Jessical Dill. "Where Is the Credit Availability Pendulum Now? (Part 2 of 2)," Real Estate Research. March 25, 2015.

    Podcasts podcast

    Carl Hudson. "Taking the Temperature of Real Estate." Economy Matters podcast. February 18, 2016.