The Economic Research Department conducts research on a wide range of topics in support of the Federal Reserve’s policy and public outreach functions.

Economists, analysts, and research associates contribute to studies in six broad sections: macroeconomic research, financial research, international research, microeconomic research, macro analysis and economic geography, and sustainable growth. The research output is widely disseminated, including in leading peer-reviewed scholarly journals.

To further its research mission, the department has an active visiting scholar program and collaborates with global research groups. The Department also hosts the Center for Pacific Basin Studies to promote cooperation among central banks in the Pacific Basin and to provide insight and analysis on economic policy issues affecting the region.

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