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Kansas City

Our Economic Research Department studies and offers policy advice on economic topics related to macroeconomics and monetary policy, banking and financial markets, payments, and our seven-state region.

Our Focus

Our highest priority is to advise the Bank President on current economic conditions and inform his/her work on the FOMC, supported by high-quality research and analysis. Our district also hosts the prestigious Jackson Hole Symposium and has a Center for the Advancement of Data and Research in Economics.

Center for the Advancement of Data and Research in Economics (CADRE)

CADRE provides high performance computing, code, and data services to researchers. The CADRE staff help research associates:

  • Learn how to effectively use a high performance computing cluster
  • Write faster and clearer code
  • Easily access and use unwieldy or classified microdata such as the New York Fed Consumer Credit Panel or the Current Population Survey

Jackson Hole Economic Symposium

Each August, the Tenth District hosts one of the world's most preeminent central bank conferences in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The symposium brings together central bankers, academics, and market participants from over 40 countries to discuss timely economic policy issues.


Begin Your Journey with Us

Our research associate recruiting cycle usually runs from September through March. We usually post for summer internships from January through March.


Review minimum qualifications and requirements


Be sure to carefully review your application before submitting


Be ready to schedule a phone or on-site interview


Offers are extended to fill intern and full-time positions.


The RAs and economists are all excited to meet you.


The KC Fed is a welcoming and supportive place to work

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We require a two year minimum commitment for all full-time research associate positions. We accept applications, conduct interviews, and extend offers throughout the recruiting cycle.

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