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Kartik Athreya

Executive Vice President and Director of Research

Kartik Athreya was appointed executive vice president and director of research in 2015. In this role, Athreya leads economic research and community development efforts at the Richmond Fed and advises the Bank’s president on matters related to monetary policy, banking and financial markets. He also serves as a member of the senior leadership team.

Athreya joined the Richmond Fed in 2000 as an economist, was promoted in 2005 to senior economist and then in 2010 to senior economist and research advisor, focusing on macroeconomics and household finance. He was appointed group vice president of microeconomics and research communications in 2012.

Athreya’s work has been published in numerous economics and academic journals and he is the author of Big Ideas in Macroeconomics: A Nontechnical View, published by MIT Press in 2013.

Athreya earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Iowa State University and his doctorate in economics from the University of Iowa.

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