Each fall we recruit Research Analysts to work closely with the economists in our Research and Statistics Group, starting the following summer.
Research Analysts play an integral role in both the policy and research functions of the Research and Statistics Group. Research Analysts work closely with our economists, whose specialties include banking and payment systems, capital markets, international economics, macroeconomics, and microeconomics. Upon leaving the Fed, Research Analysts who choose to apply to graduate school are consistently accepted by top programs; others pursue a wide variety of public- and private-sector opportunities. In recent years, our RAs have gone on to pursue PhDs in economics or finance at MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, University of Chicago, UC Berkeley, and Wharton, among other institutions. RAs have also gone on to law and public policy programs at Harvard Kennedy School, Princeton, Yale, and other universities.
We seek candidates who have records of superior scholarship and academic curiosity. Research Analysts usually have a strong background in economics, policy, mathematics, or computer science, though a major in one of these fields is not a necessity. Successful candidates often have previous research experience, and many are considering careers in economic research, public policy, or related fields.
In addition, we seek candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, particularly those that are typically underrepresented in economics. It is important to us that we succeed in recruiting a diverse cohort of research analysts each year. Thus we encourage many students with varying experiences and backgrounds to apply.