nation’s capital, where policy is made!
Our research focuses on a wide variety of topics related to monetary policy, international finance, financial stability, payment systems, supervision and regulation of banks, and consumer and community affairs.
Our work supports monetary policy decisions to promote maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates—the three economic goals that Congress instructed the Federal Reserve to pursue to ensure the health of the U.S. economy and the stability of the U.S. financial system.
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Open Market Committee set monetary policy with input from the 12 Federal Reserve Banks. As a research assistant, your work provides critical support to policy analysis and original economic research in a wide variety of areas like:
- International and Domestic Economic Forecasting
- Monetary Policy Reporting
- Consumer Finance and Community Development
In addition to setting monetary policy, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System helps ensure the U.S. financial system supports a healthy economy for U.S. households, communities, and businesses by paying special attention to and analyzing:
- Financial Stability
- Supervision and Regulation of Banks
- Payment Systems
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Begin Your Journey with Us
Our Research Assistant recruiting process has both fall and spring application cycles. RA positions begin the following summer. Completed applications for the fall cycle are accepted August 15 through October 15, and applications for the spring cycle are accepted October 21 through January 31.
Our research assistant positions are two year positions. We accept applications, conduct interviews, and extend offers throughout both fall and spring cycles.
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