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Marina Azzimonti

Marina Azzimonti is a senior economist and research advisor in the Research Department. She also serves as the director of the Richmond Fed's Center for Advancing Women in Economics (AWE). Recognized as a leading voice in her field, the Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) initiative ranked her among the top 2 percent economists in the past decade and the top 5 percent overall.

Azzimonti's primary fields of study are macroeconomics, political economy and international finance. She has published her research in the American Economic Review and the Review of Economic Studies, among others. She is a member of the advisory board for the Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance at the University of California-Santa Barbara and for the Minnesota Economics Big Data Institute.

Through the Center for AWE, Azzimonti created a Directory of Women Economists working on academic and policy research. Along with Alessandra Fogli and Veronica Guerrieri, she is a co-founder of the Women in Macro Conference, which brings together leading women in the field of economics, fosters collaboration and promotes representation in the profession. Azzimonti's dedication to creating a more inclusive and diverse field has led her to mentor many women and non-binary faculty through the American Economic Association's Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP).

Before joining the Richmond Fed in November 2022, Azzimonti was an endowed chair of economics at Stony Brook University and previously worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. She earned her doctorate in economics from the University of Rochester in 2004.

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