Consumer Payments Research Center
Scott Schuh is Director of the Consumer Payments Research Center (CPRC) and a Senior Economist and Policy Advisor in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He joined the Bank in 1997 after serving as an economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System since 1991. Schuh also worked for President Reagan's Council of Economic Advisers, the U.S. Congressional Budget Office, and the U.S. Census Bureau. He currently teaches at Boston University, and has taught at Boston College and Johns Hopkins University. Schuh's current research focuses on consumer choices pertaining to money, payments, and banking, and on leading the CPRC to produce the annual Survey of Consumer Payment Choice and a new Diary of Consumer Payment Choice. His earlier research is in macroeconomics, labor economics, and international economics. A distinctive feature of Schuh's research agenda has been a focus on the microeconomic foundations of macroeconomic fluctuations and growth. He co-authored two books, including the award-winning Job Creation and Job Destruction (1995), and has published articles in journals such as the Journal of Monetary Economics; International Economic Review; Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking; Review of Economic Dynamics; and Journal of International Economics. Schuh earned a B.A. in economics and journalism from California State University, Sacramento in 1985, and a Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from Johns Hopkins University in 1992.