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 Assistants
If you are interested 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. Applications are now being accepted for research assistant positions that will start in the summer of 2019. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until positions are filled. Research Assistant positions require a two-year commitment. To apply, please click here.
The Federal Reserve System is expecting to hire more than 100 research assistants over the coming months. A number of internship opportunities will be available as well. If you are interested in serving the public and seek a meaningful work experience as you consider graduate school and future career options working as a research assistant for the Fed can be an excellent interim step along your career path. To learn more about the RA programs and job opportunities at our 13 locations, please visit www.fedeconjobs.org.
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.