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Raymond E. Owens III

Ray Owens is a senior economist and policy advisor in the Research Department. Owens joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in 1983 after earning his master's degree from Virginia Tech in 1980. He has published academic articles on monetary policy, financial markets, and economic development policy.

In addition, Owens frequently talks to groups on current economic developments and is regularly quoted in the financial press. He created the Richmond Fed's monthly surveys of manufacturing and service sector activity.

In addition to tracking economic trends, Owens has researched credit issues, commercial and real estate markets, economic development incentives, and other regional economic topics.

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Raymond E. Owens (804) 697-8147