Brent Meyer is an economist in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. His primary research interests include inflation and prices, monetary policy, and macroeconomic forecasting. In addition to providing monetary policy support, Meyer contributes to the Atlanta Fed's Inflation Project, an online dashboard offering an array of data and survey results on inflation, and to the Atlanta Fed's macroblog, which provides commentary on economic topics, including monetary policy, macroeconomic developments, and the Southeast economy.
Meyer joined the Bank in 2013 after spending nearly seven years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. There, he served as an economist focusing on, among other things, monetary policy, inflation measurement, and inflation expectations. He started his Fed career as a research assistant. In that role, he contributed to research on macroeconomic trends and the banking and financial sector. Meyer was promoted to economic analyst in 2007, senior economic analyst in 2010, and economist in 2012. Prior to joining the Cleveland Fed, he was a research and teaching assistant at Bowling Green State University.
Meyer earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan, and a master's degree in economics from Bowling Green State University.
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Publications
Atlanta Fed Working Papers
Annual Report Essays
"How can inflation be considered low when food and gas prices are so high?" (with Mehmet Pasaogullari), May 2011.
"Is an explicit inflation objective consistent with a dual mandate?" (with Mark E. Schweitzer), May 2011.
"Weighing In on the Recent Discrepancy in the Inflation Statistics" (with Mike Bryan, Pat Higgins, and Nick Parker), May 2013.
"Should we even read the monthly inflation report? Maybe not. Then again…"(with Mike Bryan), June 2011.
"The money-inflation connection: It's baaaack!" (with Dave Altig), July 2010.
"Sticky-price CPI up slightly in April…Wait, what?" (with Mike Bryan), May 2010.
"The September CPI with all the trimmings" (with Mike Bryan), October 2009.
"Yet another cut at the recent retail price data" (with Mike Bryan), March 2009.
Recent Public Presentations
"The National Economic Outlook: Post-Apocalyptic and Post-Cliff Edition" to the Estate Planning Council and Tax Club of Cleveland, January 7, 2013.
"Whither the Recovery" to the Ohio Society of CPAs Financial Institutions Conference, August 14, 2012.
"National and Regional Economic Outlook" to the Northeast Ohio Human Resource Planning Society, March 15, 2012.
[Forthcoming] Midwest Economic Association Annual Meeting, March 23, 2013.
Various presentations for FOMC preparation and to the Board of Directors.
||Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
|October 2012–March 2013
||Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
|January 2010–October 2012
||Senior Economic Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
|July 2007–January 2010
||Economic Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
|May 2006–July 2007
||Research Assistant, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
|Fall 2005–Spring 2006
||Research Assistant, Dept. of Economics, Bowling Green State University
||Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Economics, Bowling Green State University
M.A., Economics, Bowling Green State University, 2006
B.A., Economics, Hillsdale College, 2002
Awards and Certificates
IIF Certificate in Forecasting Practice (through Johns Hopkins), Bravo Recognition Award, Emerging Leader Program Graduate, Executive Leadership Council Strategic Planning Award.