Staff Economists


Ann Battle Macheras

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In addition to tracking the regional economy, my research interests include regional industry specialization and determinants of growth at the regional level.


Professional Experience

Ann Battle Macheras is vice president of the Research Department's Regional Economics division. Macheras oversees a professional staff engaged in research and analysis of regional economic conditions, and advises internal Bank leadership in this area as well. In addition, she supports regional outreach efforts to share economic analyses and insights across the Fifth District.

Prior to joining the Richmond Fed in February 2009, Macheras was senior economist for the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP). She managed a research group that analyzed regional economic trends and labor market information in support of VEDP's marketing efforts. Macheras previously worked at Chmura Economics & Analytics as a senior economist and at SunTrust Bank as a regional economist. She has also taught economics at the University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University and Randolph-Macon College.


Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1992
B.S., Georgetown University, 1982

Curriculum vitae

"Service-Learning and the Economics Course: Theory and Practice" (with KimMarie McGoldrick and Suzanne Gallagher). The American Economist 44, no. 1 (Spring 2000): 43-52.

"Welfare Effects of Liberalization Reforms with Distortions in Financial and Labor Markets." Journal of Development Economics 52, no. 2 (April 1997): 279-294.

Date Topic Speaker
June 16, 2014 US and Virginia Economic Outlook Ann Macheras
September 18, 2013 US and Virginia Economic Outlook Ann Macheras
February 27, 2013 Virginia in the Global Economy: Current Trends and Outlook Ann Macheras

"Industry and Occupation Cluster Analysis for Virginia." Joint project of Virginia Economic Development Partnership and Virginia Community College System, July 2005.

"Virginia's Economic Impact of the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack." Study prepared for John W. Forbes, Virginia Secretary of Finance, November 2001.

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Ann Battle Macheras
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