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Job Family: Research

The Research department conducts original research to support policymaking and advance the thinking of economists on issues important to the Federal Reserve System and the Fifth District. It also provides timely data and analysis on the Fifth District economy, and informs the general public on policy-relevant economic issues through it publications, presentations and educational resources.

“Our work environment feels small enough to give everyone a sense of belonging but is large enough to feel that we are contributing to something bigger. I take pride in the work that the Fed does for the nation’s economy. It’s wonderful to help ensure that monetary policymakers have the best information possible when making decisions, and that our District is represented at the national level.”

— Roisin, Associate Regional Economist

Typical Opportunities:

  • Research Economist — Research economists use their knowledge of economic theory, econometrics, statistics and modeling to produce innovative and analytically sound research on topics relevant to the Fed and to advise the Richmond Fed’s senior leaders on policy issues.
  • Regional Economist — Our team of regional economists conducts research to support the Richmond Fed’s policymaking process and provides economic information and analysis to the public. 
  • Research Analyst — Work with the team that conducts surveys and research on a range of economic, financial, and consumer issues affecting the Richmond Fed and its stakeholders. Research analysts provide data and forecasts for internal and external use as well as technical support and expertise relevant to research focus areas.
  • Research Associate — Research Associates help the Richmond Fed's economists with their research and policy memos for briefing the Bank's president on the state of the economy. For recent graduates thinking about applying to a Ph.D. program, this position is an ideal way to learn more about academic economic research.
  • Economic Writer — Write analytically challenging articles for our Research department’s publications that promote the public’s understanding of economic policy issues and research, the economy of the Fifth District, and the Richmond Fed and the broader Federal Reserve System.

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