Raphael Bostic
President and Chief Executive Officer
David E. Altig
Executive Vice President and Director of Research
Paula Tkac
Senior Vice President and Associate Research Director
  • Economists

    Applied Microeconomics

    image of Chris Cunningham, a research economist and associate adviser in the Research department at the Atlanta Fed
    Chris Cunningham
    Research Economist and Associate Adviser
    Federal Reserve Bank
of Atlanta Research Economist and Senior Adviser Julie Hotchkiss
    Julie Hotchkiss
    Research Economist and Senior Adviser
    Oz Shy
    Senior Policy Adviser and Economist

    Financial Markets

    Kristopher S. Gerardi
    Financial Economist and Senior Adviser
    photo of Nikolay
Gospodinov
    Nikolay Gospodinov
    Financial Economist and Senior Adviser
    Carl Hudson, Associate Policy Adviser ane Economist
    Carl Hudson
    Associate Policy Adviser and Economist
    photo of Mark Jensen,
a vice president and senior economist on the financial markets team in the research department of the Federal Reserve
Bank of Atlanta
    Mark Jensen
    Vice President and Senior Economist
    Stephen Kay
    Center Director, Americas Center
    Indrajit Mitra
    Financial Economist and Assistant Adviser
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Research Center Executive Director of the Center for Financial Innovation and Stability
Larry Wall
    Larry Wall
    Research Center Executive Director, Center for Financial Innovation and Stability
    Bin Wei
    Financial Economist and Adviser

    Macroeconomics and Monetary Policy

    Salome Baslandze, research economist and assistant adviser in the research department at the Atlanta Fed
    Salomé Baslandze
    Research Economist and Assistant Adviser
    R. Anton Braun
    Research Economist and Senior Adviser
    Michael Chriszt
    Vice President, Public Affairs
    Lei Fang
    Research Economist and Associate Adviser
    Simon Fuchs
    Research Economist and Assistant Adviser
    Patrick Higgins
    Policy Adviser and Economist
    Federal Reserve Bank
of Atlanta Research Economist and Associate Adviser Anastasios Karantounias
    Anastasios Karantounias
    Research Economist and Associate Adviser
    Federal
Reserve Bank of Atlanta Research Economist and Adviser Karen Kopecky
    Karen Kopecky
    Research Economist and Adviser
    Federico Mandelman
    Research Economist and Adviser
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Policy Associate Adviser and Economist Brent Meyer
    Brent Meyer
    Policy Adviser and Economist
    Ed Nosal, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Vice President and Senior Economist in the research department
    Ed Nosal
    Vice President and Senior Economist
    Portrait not available
    Veronika Penciakova
    Research Economist and Assistant Adviser
    William Roberds
    Research Economist and Senior Adviser
    John Robertson
    Senior Policy Adviser and Economist
    Daniel Waggoner
    Research Economist and Senior Adviser
    Jon Willis
    Vice President and Senior Economist
    Zoe Xie
    Research Economist and Assistant Adviser
    Federal
Reserve Bank of Atlanta Research Center Executive Director of the Center for Quantitative Economic Research, Tao Zha
    Tao Zha
    Research Center Executive Director, Center for Quantitative Economic Research

    Survey Methodology and Statistics

    Federal Reserve Bank of
Atlanta Assistant Policy Adviser and Economist, Marcin Hitczenko
    Marcin M. Hitczenko
    Assistant Policy Adviser and Economist
  • Visiting Scholars

    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Visiting Scholar Mike Bryan
    Mike Bryan, University of South Carolina
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Visiting Scholar Kaiji Chen
    Kaiji Chen, Emory University
    curriculum vitae Adobe PDF file format :: personal websiteOff-site link
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Visiting Scholar Roozbeh Hosseini
    Roozbeh Hosseini, University of Georgia
    curriculum vitae Adobe PDF file format :: personal websiteOff-site link
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Visiting Scholar Tom Mroz
    Tom Mroz, Georgia State University
    curriculum vitae Adobe PDF file format :: personal websiteOff-site link
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Visiting Scholar Juan Rubio-Ramirez
    Juan F. Rubio-Ramírez, Emory University
    curriculum vitae Adobe PDF file format :: personal websiteOff-site link
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Visiting Scholar Warren Weber
    Warren Weber, University of South Carolina
    curriculum vitae Adobe PDF file format :: personal websiteOff-site link
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Visiting Scholar Vincent Yao
    Vincent Yao, Georgia State University
    curriculum vitae Adobe PDF file format :: personal website
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Visiting Scholar Vivian Yue
    Vivian Yue, Emory University
    curriculum vitae Adobe PDF file format :: personal websiteOff-site link
  • Research Staff


    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Center Director, Center for Housing and Policy
    Jessica Dill, Center Director, Center for Housing and Policy
    Publications
    Areas of interest: real estate
    Works with: Center for Housing and Policy :: Construction and Real Estate Survey :: (Atlanta Fed) Beige Book (Construction and Real Estate section)Off-site link


    Kevin Foster
    Kevin Foster, Senior Business Survey Specialist
    Publications
    Areas of interest: survey methodology, questionnaire design, consumer surveys, payments, data analysis, data visualization
    Works with: Survey and Diary of Consumer Payment Choice


    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Quantitative Research Analysis Specialist Hongyi Fu
    Hongyi Fu, Quantitative Research Analysis Specialist
    Areas of interest: econometric modeling, Bayesian econometrics, machine learning
    Works with: Daniel Waggoner :: Tao Zha


    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Policy Analysis Specialist Sandra Ghizoni
    Sandra Ghizoni, Economic Policy Analysis Specialist
    Publications
    Areas of interest: macroeconomics, economic history
    Works with: Mike Bryan


    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Research Analyst Jordan Herring
    Jordan Herring, Economic Research Analyst
    Areas of interest: macroeconomics
    Works with: Toni Braun :: Karen Kopecky


    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Senior Economic Analyst Chelsea Hunter
    Chelsea Hunter, Senior Economic Analyst
    financial markets, machine learning, natural language processing
    Works with: Indrajit Mitra :: Bin Wei


    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Research Associate Elias Ilin
    Elias Ilin, Research Associate
    Publications
    Areas of interest: labor economics, public finance, financial economics
    Works with: Dave Altig :: Melinda Pitts :: Alex Ruder :: Advancing Careers


    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Research Analyst Austin McTier
    Austin McTier, Economic Research Analyst
    Areas of interest: macroeconomics, data analysis, econometric modeling
    Works with: Dave Altig :: Brent Meyer :: Nicholas Parker



    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Senior Economic Research Analyst Emil Mihaylov
    Emil Mihaylov, Senior Economic Research Analyst
    Publications
    Areas of interest: macroeconomics, forecasting, data analysis
    Works with: Brent Meyer :: Patrick Higgins :: Nicholas Parker


    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Survey Director Nicholas Parker
    Nicholas Parker, Survey Director
    Publications
    Areas of interest: survey methodology, data science, cognitive psychology
    Works with: Dave Altig :: Brent Meyer :: Business Inflation Expectations Survey :: Survey of Business Uncertainty


    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Research Analyst Brian Prescott
    Brian Prescott, Economic Research Analyst
    Publications
    Areas of interest: consumer payment choice, econometric modeling, survey methodology
    Works with: Kevin Foster :: Marcin Hitczenko :: Oz Shy :: Survey and Diary of Consumer Payment Choice


    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Quantitative Financial Markets Adviser Brian Robertson
    Brian Robertson, Quantitative Financial Markets Adviser
    Publications
    Areas of interest: financial markets, financial innovation, Bayesian econometrics, machine learning
    Works with: financial markets group :: Market Probability Tracker


    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Quantitative Research Analysis Specialist Daniel Sexton
    Daniel Sexton, Quantitative Research Analysis Specialist
    Publications
    Areas of interest: housing and real estate, data product creation and visualization, econometric modeling, machine learning
    Works with: Kristopher Gerardi :: Chris Cunningham


    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Policy Analysis Specialist Whitney Strifler
    Whitney Strifler, Economic Policy Analysis Specialist
    Publications
    Areas of interest: labor markets
    Works with: Center for Human Capital Studies :: Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity :: Labor Report First Look


    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Policy Analysis Specialist Ellyn Terry
    Ellyn Terry, Economic Policy Analysis Specialist
    Publications
    Areas of interest: labor markets, small business finance
    Works with: Labor Market Initiative :: Atlanta Fed's Small Business Survey :: Wage Growth Tracker :: Labor Force Participation Dynamics
  • Administrative Staff

    Elaine Clokey, Economics Group
    email :: ph: 404-498-8889


    Kanda Cummings, Financial Markets Group
    email :: ph: 404-498-8602


    Barbara Dwyer, Research Executive Office
    email :: ph: 404-498-8946
    Lisa Piggott, Economics Group
    email :: ph: 404-498-8933


    Hazel Taylor , Financial Markets Group
    email :: ph: 404-498-8851
  • Visiting Positions in Economics

    Call for Applications: Atlanta Fed Early-Career Visitor Program

    Visiting Scholar Positions in Economics Available
    The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta has several short-term visiting positions available for junior and mid-career scholars during two periods: March–June and September–December 2021.

    Scholars are expected to visit for one to three consecutive months, contribute to the intellectual and policy environment of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and interact with other research economists while engaged in research projects of their own choosing. We encourage visitors to present their work at the department's research seminar series. We may also ask them to participate in departmental seminars, conferences, and policy discussions.

    The visitor program is open to junior and mid-career economists across all fields of economics and finance. We especially encourage scholars whose research interests overlap with the economists currently in our Research Department to apply. Because the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta values diversity and inclusion, we invite women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Please note that we are not able to sponsor visas for visitors traveling from outside the country.

    Terms and conditions
    Scholars are offered fellowships comparable to similar early career visitor programs. To learn more about the program and the compensation for visitors, please email lisa.piggott@atl.frb.org with the subject line Short-Term Visiting Position.

    How to apply
    To apply, please send a CV and a one-page description of your research agenda through this application form. Specify both your preferred time of year and length of the visit. You must submit your application by November 30, 2020.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Will the position be remote or in person?
    We rather the scholar be here in person. However, given the current uncertainty, we cannot commit to a specific type of visit. As we learn more about the Fed's reopening plans, we will prioritize applicants who can visit after we reopen. Given our most up-to-date information, we will therefore be prioritizing applicants who can visit in fall 2021 or later. If you have preferred months and are also flexible, please indicate your flexibility in the special request box. We will reach out to find the best timeframe that works for all of us.

    What do you mean by early career or mid-career?
    We consider early and mid-career economists to be researchers who currently hold a PhD (that is, has already graduated) and has earned that PhD in the last 10 years.

    Do you accept applications from local (in-town) visitors?
    Although we strongly prefer out-of-town applicants, we invite any early or mid-career economist to apply.

    Do you give permission to visitors to access Atlanta Fed special data, such as the business sentiment survey?
    We will grant data access on a case-by-case basis. Most likely, that will depend on the economist(s) working with the data set. Please indicate your interest in a particular data set in the Special Request box, and we will take it into consideration.

    Do you prefer current coauthors for the visiting positions?
    We do not have a preference for current coauthors. We would like the program to be an opportunity to establish new connections.

    How many positions are available?
    There are multiple positions available. The exact number will depend on the length of the visit. The length, somewhere between one and three months, does not matter to our selection.

    Should the visitor be in a particular field or have a particular topic?
    We welcome applications from all fields of economics and finance. We will prioritize applicants working on topics that are of interest to economists in the department.