Christopher Cotton is an economist in the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Research Department. He joined the Boston Fed in 2019 after earning his PhD in economics from Columbia University. His fields of specialization are macroeconomics and monetary economics. He has looked at questions including the impact of changing the inflation target, why the Phillips curve has flattened, and the degree to which monetary policy changes can cause spillovers.
Cotton obtained a BSc in economics from the London School of Economics and a master’s in economics from the Toulouse School of Economics. He was a dissertation fellow at the Federal Reserve Board in 2018.
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
PhD, Economics, Columbia University, 2019
MA, Economics, Toulouse School of Economics, 2013
BSc, Economics, London School of Economics, 2011