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Matthew Wells

Matthew Wells is a senior economics writer in the Research Department. He writes for the Richmond Fed’s Econ Focus magazine and other publications. Matt joined the staff in 2021 after serving as an assistant professor of political science at Wabash College in Indiana. His research interests include international political economy, trade and macroeconomics. Earlier in his career, he served as a legislative assistant for foreign and economic policy to former California Senator Barbara Boxer.

Wells earned his doctorate and master’s of public policy degrees from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and his bachelor’s degree from Boston College.