innovative viewpoints, historical perspective
We examine and advise on matters related to monetary policy at the international and national levels, financial issues and their relevance to the real economy, and issues affecting the state economies of the New England region.
Our work covers monetary, financial, and international issues ranging from the optimal inflation target to FinTech lending to global banking. We also focus on labor, housing, health care, and education in New England.
We examine the labor side of the Fed’s dual mandate to promote price stability and maximize employment. We study the labor market and the broader implications for the national economy as well as the economies of the New England states. Our research has covered:
- The suburbanization of employment
- The gig economy and the well-being of workers
- Rural New England’s rapidly aging labor force
Macro Financial Stability
As a research assistant at the Boston Fed, you might assist an economist studying an element of the financial sector and its economic relevance at the national or international level. A research assistant may help collect and analyze data concerning the connections between, for example:
- Local bank health and consumer consumption
- Foreign exchange risk migration and the real economy
- The US-China trade war and the financial markets
Begin Your Journey with Us
Our research assistant application window typically runs throughout September. We post for summer internships in the spring.
We require a two year minimum commitment for all full-time research assistant positions.
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