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.
Regional & Community Outreach connects the Bank to Main Street via structured dialogues and two-way conversations on small business, mortgages, and household credit.
Economic Education improves public knowledge about the Federal Reserve System, monetary policy implementation, and promoting financial stability through the Museum and programs for K-16 students and educators, and the community.
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.