About CPBS


Since 1974, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco has conducted an active Pacific Basin program to promote cooperation among central banks in the region and enhance public understanding of major Pacific Basin economic policy issues. The Bank has sponsored international conferences and published books and articles on Pacific Basin issues. The Bank’s Center for Pacific Basin Monetary and Economic Studies, established in 1990, opened the program to the participation of other institutions and individuals who wish to join in promoting greater understanding of major Pacific Basin monetary and economic policy issues.


Reuven Glick, Group Vice President

Mark Spiegel, Director

Zheng Liu

John Fernald

Fernanda Nechio

Sokha Um, Executive Staff Assistant

Visiting Scholar Program

Visiting Scholars are invited to conduct research at the Center on Pacific Basin monetary, financial, and economic policy issues of interest to the United States and other economies in the region. To qualify, a Visiting Scholar must have an established research record in terms of publications in professional economic journals, and the ability to interact in English with other researchers.

For more information, please contact Sokha Um


Joshua Aizenman, UC Santa Cruz

Paul Bergin, UC Davis

Fabio Ghironi, University of Washington

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, UC Berkeley

Kenneth Kletzer, UC Santa Cruz

Andres Rodriguez, UC Berkeley

Andrew Rose, UC Berkeley


Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

101 Market Street, MS 1130
San Francisco, CA 94105-1579

Email: Sokha Um

Telephone: +1.415.974.3191

Telex: 4979495 FRBUI

Fax: +1.415.974.2168