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.
Fields of interest Applied Macroeconomics, Industrial Organization, Productivity growth, Small business lending, Wage differences among employers
Benjamin Pugsley joined the Federal Reserve Bank in July 2012 as an economist in the Macroeconomic and Monetary Studies Function. His primary research interests include growth, firm dynamics, and entrepreneurship. In particular, Benjamin studies the behavior of young and small firms and their role in aggregate economic conditions. His research on small business formation and growth has been featured in Slate, NPR, Business Week, The New Yorker, and the Wall Street Journal. Benjamin earned his PhD from the University of Chicago and his BA from Columbia University.