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 group vice president with responsibility for microeconomics and communications in the Richmond Fed's Research Department. Macheras was previously vice president in charge of the department's regional economics and economic education groups.

Before joining the Richmond Fed in 2009, Macheras was a 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. Before that, she worked at Chmura Economics & Analytics as a senior economist and at SunTrust Bank as a regional economist. Macheras 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.

Sept. 26, 2017

National and Regional Economic Outlook

Ann Macheras spoke at a conference for electric cooperatives in Sept. 2017.

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Jan. 4, 2017

Virginia Economic Outlook

Ann Macheras discussed economic conditions in the U.S. and Virginia in January 2017.

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Nov. 14, 2016

Economic Update and the Fed's Dual Mandate

Ann Macheras discussed the economy and the Fed in November 2016.

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April 14, 2016

National and Virginia Economic Update

Ann Macheras provided an update on the U.S. and Virginia economies in April 2016.

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Oct. 1, 2015

U.S. and Virginia Economic Update

Ann Macheras provided an update on economic conditions in October 2015.

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Feb. 6, 2015

US and Virginia Economic Outlook

Ann Macheras reviewed economic conditions in February 2015.

Ann Macheras

Nov. 13, 2014

Regional Economic Outlook

Ann Macheras discussed economic conditions in the US and Virginia in Nov. 2014.

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June 16, 2014

US and Virginia Economic Outlook

Ann Macheras discussed economic trends related to small businesses in June 2014.

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Sept. 18, 2013

US and Virginia Economic Outlook

Ann Macheras discussed labor market trends in the Hampton Roads region in Sept. 2013.

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Feb. 27, 2013

Virginia in the Global Economy: Current Trends and Outlook

Ann Macheras discussed economic conditions and global trade in Feb. 2013.

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October 3, 2017

The Hispanic Population in the Fifth District: Growing and Working

National Hispanic Heritage Month, which started on Sept. 15 and continues through Oct. 15, is a time to celebrate the culture, history, and accomplishments of American citizens who trace their ancestors to Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. The Hispanic population in the Fifth District is significant and is growing, but a look at labor market indicators provides some insight on the disparity in outcomes for the Hispanic population relative to the population overall.

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September 30, 2016

Income Inequality Across the Fifth District


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August 24, 2016

Virginia's Labor Market Recovery Resumes

This Regional Matters post covers recent employment growth in Virginia.

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"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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