Katherine Townsend

Pearse Haley

Research Analyst I
  • Biography

    Pearse Haley is a community and economic development (CED) research analyst I at the Atlanta Fed’s Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity. He holds a bachelor’s degree in urban studies and a master’s degree in elementary education from Brown University as well as a master's degree in city and regional planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology. At Brown, Haley wrote his undergraduate thesis on the adaptive reuse of public school facilities before receiving his teaching certification. At Georgia Tech, he specialized in housing and community development and economic development, with his research focusing on housing mobility, school facilities planning, workforce development policy, and the effect of eviction on the displacement of public school students. Prior to entering Georgia Tech, Haley worked as a classroom teacher in public elementary schools in the Atlanta area for four years.
  • Publications

    Stuart Andreason, Pearse Haley, Sarah Miller, and Mels de Zeeuw. "The Digital Divide and the Pandemic: Working from Home and Broadband and Internet Access." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Workforce Currents (June 2020).