Stephen Kay is a senior economist and the director of the Atlanta Fed's Americas Center. His research focuses on political economy and public policy in Latin America. His articles on pension reform in Latin America have appeared in Comparative Politics, Foreign Policy, the Journal of Aging & Social Policy, the Journal of European Social Policy, the Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs, International Social Security Review, and the Atlanta Fed's Economic Review. He is the editor of Lessons from Pension Reform in the Americas (with Tapen Sinha, Oxford University Press). He has testified twice before committees of the United States Congress on pension reform in Latin America. He holds a doctorate in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Federico Mandelman is a research economist and assistant policy adviser on the regional team in the Atlanta Fed's research department. His major fields of study are international macroeconomics, banking, immigration and monetary economics. Prior to joining the bank in 2006, he was a research assistant, teaching assistant, and instructor at Boston College. While working on his undergraduate degree in Argentina, he worked at banking institutions like BNP-Paribas and Banco de la Nación Argentina. His work has been published in the Journal of International Economics, World Development, and Atlanta Fed publications. He received a master's degree and doctorate in economics from Boston College, and holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina.