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August 14, 2012

Richmond Fed Announces Officer Appointments

Richmond, Va.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond announces the following officer appointments in its Research department, effective August 15:

Kartik Athreya was promoted to group vice president for microeconomics and research communications. Athreya has been a senior economist and research advisor, focusing on macroeconomics and household finance. He joined the Richmond Fed in 2000, after working at Citibank in New York. Athreya earned a doctorate and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Iowa and is a graduate of Iowa State University.

Thomas Lubik was promoted to group vice president for macroeconomics and financial economics. As a senior economist and research advisor, his research interests have included open economy macroeconomics, monetary policy and labor market issues. Lubik was an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore before joining the Richmond Fed in 2006. He earned a doctorate and master’s degrees in economics from Yale University and is a graduate of the University of Tübingen in Germany.

The Richmond Fed serves the Fifth Federal Reserve District, which includes the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and most of West Virginia. As part of the nation's central bank, we're one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that work together with the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors to strengthen the economy and our communities. We manage the nation's money supply to keep inflation low and help the economy grow. We also supervise and regulate financial institutions to help safeguard our nation's financial system and protect the integrity and efficiency of our payments system.


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