As part of the nation’s central bank, the Boston Fed shares responsibility for carrying out the Federal Reserve’s dual mandate—to promote price stability and maximize employment. The Research Department plays a key role in carrying out this mission by conducting original, empirical research, briefing the Bank President on our findings in preparation for his participation in FOMC deliberations and other monetary and economic policy discussions, providing analysis to our Board of Directors in support of their primary credit rate recommendations to the Board of Governors, and conducting periodic interviews with regional businesses to collect anecdotal information for the Beige Book.
We also aim to influence public policy decisions by participating in academic debates at conferences and through other scholarly outlets such as peer-reviewed journals. Our staff of economists, policy and data analysts, research assistants, computing technicians, editors, librarians and administrative specialists work together to achieve these goals.
Now Hiring - Research Assistant – New England Public Policy Center
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has an immediate opening for a research assistant in the New England Public Policy Center of the Research Department. The New England Public Policy Center produces evidence-based research and analysis of economic and policy challenges relevant to the New England Region. In this role, the research assistant will work with the Director of the New England Public Policy Center whose interests range from applied microeconomics fields such as labor and demographic economics, public finance, health, education, and welfare economics, and/or urban and regional economics. If you have an interest in serving the public and seek a meaningful work experience as you consider graduate school and future career options, our Research Assistant Program can be an excellent interim step along your career path. Interested candidates may apply here.
Dissertation Fellowship Opportunities
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston is offering paid in-residence fellowships for graduate students in economics to conduct research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
Research Assistant Program
Research assistants are presented with tremendous opportunities for professional and intellectual development. These experiences build economic knowledge as well as analytical, quantitative, and writing skills that are useful for pursuing advanced studies in a variety of fields.