The Federal Reserve Bank of New York works to promote sound and well-functioning financial systems and markets through its provision of industry and payment services, advancement of infrastructure reform in key markets and training and educational support to international institutions.
The Outreach and Education function engages, empowers and educates the Second District communities that the Bank serves, especially civic leaders, students, educators, small business owners, policymakers and the general public. It furthers the Bank's commitment to the region by listening to the communities we serve and leveraging our unique attributes to positively impact school and university programs, as well as analysis and research.
Area: Emerging Markets and International Affairs Title: International Finance Economics Senior Associate Education: Johns Hopkins University–Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); Kenyon College
Why the Fed?
I was drawn to the New York Fed given my strong interests in both international financial sector policy and public service, particularly given the Bank's unique role in the execution of monetary policy, and its place at the nexus of policy and financial markets.
My responsibilities include informing senior management and Bank staff on economic, banking sector and financial market issues in emerging Asia. In this role, I am responsible for monitoring and analyzing day-to-day developments in Asian markets and, more broadly, assessing longer term risks and policy implications, briefing policymakers and other staff, and maintaining a network of official and private-sector contacts.
Challenges and Rewards of My Job
The most rewarding part of the job is working with and learning from senior management and other analysts who bring a broad range of experience and deep knowledge of public policy issues. Keeping abreast of a variety of issues we cover can be challenging, but it always keeps things interesting. Finally, since we are one of the smaller groups in the New York Fed, winning softball games is also quite a challenge, although getting outside in the summer is a reward in itself.
How Is the Fed Unique?
The Fed is unique in the high standards it demands from a diverse group of talented people with backgrounds in academia, markets, operations and policy.