2022 Visiting Fellows Program 2022 Visiting Fellows Program

The Boston Fed Regional & Community Outreach (RCO) Visiting Fellows Program supports a cohort of external scholars dedicated to advancing scholarly and policy-relevant research in areas related RCO's work.

This year's fellows are pursuing research related to the 2022 RCO Fellowship theme:
Equitable Employment in a Post-Pandemic Economy

Meet the 2022 Visiting Fellows

  • Dr. Julie Cai joins us from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) to investigate work-hour instability during the pandemic and how it impacts low-wage workers, single parents, women, and people of color.
  • Dr. Shirin Mollah from Loyola Marymount University is exploring the use of Burning Glass data to analyze current labor market conditions, including wages and benefits such as tuition reimbursement, compared to the pre-pandemic time period.
  • Dr. Kimberly Lucas from the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University is studying the retirement needs, challenges, and barriers that early childhood educators encounter and exploring potential policy options to provide retirement plans to these essential workers.

The fellows meet throughout the year as a cohort to workshop and present their research to RCO. Towards the end of their engagement, the aim is to produce and publish an original Boston Fed Community Development issue brief on their findings.

See more information about the Visiting Fellows program and how to apply for the 2023 fellowship.