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 Summer Interns
The Research Department is currently accepting applications for full-time paid summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in economics or a closely related field such as finance, statistics, mathematics, or computer science. Applications will be accepted through Friday, February 25, 2022 for positions that will start in May/June. Questions about the Research Department’s internship program may be emailed to ResearchIntern.email@example.com.
To learn more about our summer internship and to apply, please click here.
Dissertation Fellowship Opportunities
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston offers paid in-residence fellowships for graduate students in economics to conduct research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.