I am senior vice president and director of financial policy at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. I oversee the bank’s insurance and financial markets teams and its financial stability council. I also serve as a liaison to the New York Fed’s market operations, monitoring and analysis group and on the Chicago Fed’s loan committee.
My research uses micro data to inform our understanding of the macroeconomy. I have studied issues including migration, risk sharing, labor markets, and inflation. My work has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, Quantitative Economics, Demography, and other journals.
I joined the Chicago Fed as a senior economist and research advisor in 2016 and was promoted to senior vice president in 2019. Before joining the Chicago Fed, I worked for six years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. From 2013 to 2016, I was the Minneapolis Fed’s senior vice president and director of research, a role in which I oversaw the bank’s Research Division and advised the bank’s president on monetary policy. I joined the Minneapolis Fed as a senior economist in 2010.
Previously, I was an assistant professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University. I have also taught economics at the University of Chicago, the University of Minnesota, and Macalester College, and have worked as a journalist at daily newspapers including the Freeport (Ill.) Journal Standard, the Birmingham (Ala.) Post-Herald, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
I received my M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago and my B.A. in physics from Swarthmore College.