Staff Economists

Research Economists study a number of areas, including monetary policy, macroeconomics, financial markets and institutions, and payments systems. Regional Economists monitor economic conditions in the Fifth District. Both groups provide information and analysis on current economic issues and trends to the Bank president and board of directors, others in the Bank and the Federal Reserve System, and the general public.

Research Economists
Jeffrey M. Lacker
Richmond Fed President
John A. Weinberg
Director of Research
Kartik Athreya
(Macroeconomics, consumer finance)
Huberto M. Ennis
(Macroeconomics, banking)
Borys Grochulski
(Financial economics)
Juan Carlos Hatchondo
(Macroeconomics, international finance)
Robert L. Hetzel
(Monetary policy)
Andreas Hornstein
(Macroeconomics, monetary policy)
Arantxa Jarque
(Macroeconomics, labor markets)
Marios Karabarbounis
(Macroeconomics, labor economics)
Marianna Kudlyak
Thomas A. Lubik
(Macroeconomics, international economics, monetary policy)
Christian Matthes
(Macroeconomics, monetary policy)
Raymond E. Owens III
(Regional economics, business conditions)
Edward S. Prescott
(Financial markets and institutions)
Pierre-Daniel G. Sarte
(Macroeconomics, economic growth, regional economics)
Felipe Schwartzman
(Macroeconomics, international economics)
Nicholas Trachter
(Macroeconomics, money and banking)
John R. Walter
(Banking regulation and legislation)
Zhu Wang
(Macroeconomics, banking and payments)
Roy H. Webb
(Macroeconomics, business conditions)
Alexander L. Wolman
(Macroeconomics, monetary policy)
Regional and Economic Education Economists
R. Andrew Bauer
Senior Regional Economist, Baltimore
Richard Kaglic
Senior Regional Economist, Charlotte
Ann Battle Macheras
Vice President, Regional Economics
Urvi Neelakantan
Research Economist
Santiago Pinto
Research Economist
Sonya Ravindranath Waddell
Regional Economist
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(804) 697-8000