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, Monetary Policy, Time Series Econometrics
Robert W. Rich is an Assistant Vice President in the Macroeconomic and Monetary Studies Function at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. His research includes the identification and quantification of sources of business cycle fluctuations, survey-based measures of inflation expectations and inflation uncertainty, the estimation of trend productivity growth, and the development of coincident and leading economic indexes for New York State and New Jersey. Before joining the Bank, he was an assistant professor of economics at Vanderbilt University. He received a B.A. from Fordham University, an M.A. from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. from Brown University.