Mels de ZeeuwResearch Analyst II
BiographyMels de Zeeuw is a research analyst II for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's community and economic development (CED) group. He supports the team's data analysis and research projects, and is passionate about using data to illuminate and illustrate stories and trends that affect low- and moderate-income groups across the Southeast. In the CED group, de Zeeuw has helped map the economic dynamism of small and midsized cities across the United States, and he has coauthored a paper that examined the distribution of philanthropic grant flows from large foundations. Prior to joining the Atlanta Fed, de Zeeuw was a research associate at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies' Center for State and Local Finance and Fiscal Research Center. There, he cowrote various fiscal notes and briefs on Georgia's state and local fiscal policies, and coauthored a report on Connecticut's comparative state and local fiscal standing. He holds a bachelor of arts in political science and a master of arts in American history from Leiden University in the Netherlands. After immigrating to the United States, de Zeeuw earned a master's degree in economics from Georgia State University.
Mels de Zeeuw. “Uneven Opportunity: Variation in Employers’ Educational Preferences for Middle-Skills Jobs.” Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (January/February 2017).
Mels de Zeeuw. “Exploring Economic Trends in the Southeast.” Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (November/December 2016).
Mels de Zeeuw. “Minding the Gaps: Household Financial Stability in the Southeast.” Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (September/October 2016).
Mels de Zeeuw. "The Small Cities Study Tour: Cedar Rapids' Economic Recovery." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (May/June 2016).
Mels de Zeeuw. "The Promise and Reality of Apprenticeship Programs in the United States." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (May/June 2016).
Will Lambe and Mels de Zeeuw. "The Small Cities Study Tour: Chattanooga's Comeback." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (January/February 2016).
Keith Wardrip, Stuart Andreason, and Mels de Zeeuw. "Uneven Opportunity: Exploring Employers' Educational Preferences for Middle-Skills Jobs." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, January 2017. (Summary article)
Keith Wardrip, Will Lambe, and Mels de Zeeuw. "Following the Money: An Analysis of Foundation Grantmaking for Community and Economic Development." The Foundation Review, September 2016. (Summary article) (data tool)
Stuart Andreason and Mels de Zeeuw. "Where Will Opportunity Knock? A Discussion of Opportunity Occupations." Economy Matters podcast. April 13, 2017.
Will Lambe and Mels de Zeeuw. "Following the Money: A Discussion of Community Development." Economy Matters podcast. October 27, 2016.