2023 Visiting Fellows Program 2023 Visiting Fellows Program

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

This year's fellow is pursuing research related to the 2023 RCO Fellowship theme:
The Role of Debt in Household Economic Security and Mobility

Meet the 2023 Visiting Fellow

David Henderson, Sugarman Practitioner in Residence at the Kahneman-Treisman Center for Behavioral Science & Public Policy at Princeton University, will be advancing a paper related to the role of informal lending in families’ overall use of debt. David has been developing an area of expertise around community finance, including informal lending, among economically excluded groups.

Our 2023 fellow will meet with RCO research partners throughout the year to workshop and present his final paper to the department. Towards the end of his engagement, his aim is to produce and publish an original Boston Fed Community Development issue brief on his findings.

See more information about the Visiting Fellows program and how to apply for the 2024 fellowship.