The Division's research economists expand the frontier of economic knowledge by producing high-quality original research in the areas of macroeconomics, money and banking, and applied microeconomics. They contribute to monetary policy discussions by advising Bank president James Bullard on a range of topics, especially in preparation for Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meetings.
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Economists in the Research Division have a primary responsibility to conduct research. Our economists publish in numerous refereed journals and present at conferences all over the world. Economists develop their own research topics; then, in a collegial environment, they are challenged to move their ideas even further. All the necessary supports are in place to allow them to focus on what they do best—research.
Through the presentation of their ideas, interaction with peers, or exchanges with seasoned scholars, the professional development of our staff economists is necessary and ongoing. Further, our mission clearly states we are to "expand the frontier of economic knowledge around the globe." To those ends, our economists travel throughout the United States and the world.
Economists in the Research Division are supported by professionals with expertise in a wide variety of services. Our Research Automation Group, dedicated to meeting the IT needs of the Research Division manages the hardware and software. The librarians in our Homer Jones Memorial Library facilitate access to numerous economic and business databases, data services, subscriptions to major news publications, and our specialized research collection. Our Publications team of staff editors is available to assist all of our economists in improving their papers, book reviews, letters, conference presentations, and more. Learn more about how we work in this 2021 interview with B. Ravikumar, our Deputy Director of Research.
Beyond the Fed, St. Louis's local universities will help you maintain valuable ties with academia. The St. Louis Fed partners with Saint Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis, and the University of Missouri—St. Louis (as well as regional universities and organizations) to present seminars and organize conferences. Research Division economists collaborate with local faculty on research projects and also serve as visiting professors at these universities from time to time.
St. Louis offers a wide variety of social, cultural, and recreational amenities. Learn more about our home city in this 2019 New York Times article.
We, the Economic Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, are looking for you, a Business Economist.
A little about us: The Economic Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is known as one of the top economic research institutions in the world. Shaping the debate on key economic issues through research and active engagement is an essential part of the mission of the Economic Research Division and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
A little about you: As a Business Economist, you will analyze, prepare, and present economic and financial information to a diverse group of internal and external constituents. This includes periodic updates on these topics for the Bank’s President.
Junior Research Economists
The Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is seeking junior research economists (those with
less than 5 years of post-PhD experience). The primary responsibilities include publishing in leading
professional journals, maintaining an active research agenda, and providing analysis on monetary and other
Candidates must demonstrate a potential for outstanding scholarly achievement.
The Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is seeking experienced research economists. The
primary responsibilities include publishing in leading professional journals, maintaining an active research
agenda, and providing advice on monetary and other policy issues.
A Ph.D. in Economics is required. Candidates must have an outstanding record of scholarly achievement and at least 5 years of post-Ph.D. experience. All applicants should send their curriculum vitae and samples of research to Senior.Recruiting@stls.frb.org. We will begin reviewing applicants immediately and continuously until the positions are filled.
The Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis offers dissertation internships to Ph.D. students in economics. The internship targets students with strong research interest. The purpose of the internship program is to increase the students’ experience and exposure to scholarly research. The students will interact with the research economists at the Bank as well as visiting Washington University faculty, various other visiting scholars, and other dissertation interns. Click here for more information on our most recent program participants.
We are currently accepting applications for 8 open positions during the summer of 2023. The application deadline is Monday, March 13, 2023.
1. Submit the online application for the dissertation intern position @ https://econjobmarket.org/posi...
2. A letter from the principal academic advisor commenting on the applicant's potential for producing a high-quality dissertation, the importance of the topic to the profession, and the progress that has been made to date
must be uploaded to your econjobmarket submission.
For questions or concerns, please contact Dissertation.Intern.Recruiting@stls.frb.org
Research associates (RAs) at the St. Louis Fed are full-time professionals with degrees in economics who work with the Division’s economists on producing and communicating economic research. The St. Louis Fed hires several Research Associates each year. Learn about our current RAs here.
We are not accepting applications for RAs at this time. We will begin accepting applications for Spring/Summer 2020 start dates in August 2019. We will hold interviews in October and November, and extend offers on a rolling basis. To learn more about the position and apply visit https://research.stlouisfed.org/RAjobs
Research associates (RAs) at the St. Louis Fed are full-time professionals with degrees in economics who work with the Division’s economists on producing and communicating economic research. The St. Louis Fed hires several Research Associates each year. We are currently accepting applications for the Summer/Fall 2023 start date. You can apply here and visit https://research.stlouisfed.org/RAjobs/ for a detailed overview of the RA position.
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The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has a Summer Internship Program that allows you the opportunity to learn about economics in the United States through the perspective of the Federal Reserve System. Internships are available in multiple areas within the Research Division: Economic Education; Research Analysts; Web Development, Historical Online Collection/FRASER and Library; and FRED.
Summer 2023 positions have been filled.
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The Research Division employs web developers, data scientists, librarians, project managers, and specialists in a wide variety of roles to support the products in our Research Information Services unit, including FRED, FRASER, and Econ Lowdown. Any open positions in these teams will be advertised on the St. Louis Fed careers site. Learn more about the FRED team's commitment to innovation in this recent podcast episode.
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has a summer internship program that allows you the opportunity to learn about economics in the United States through the perspective of the Federal Reserve System. We begin accepting applications for the following summer in September, hold interviews in October and November, and extend offers on a rolling basis.
The program consists of:
There are opportunities for undergraduate students who possess strong interpersonal, analytical, communication, and organizational skills with a solid work ethic and strong motivation to learn.
Internships are available in multiple areas within the Research Division.
HISTORICAL ONLINE COLLECTION
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
Interested applicants must email all of the following documents to email@example.com
Please use the following as the subject line: Summer 2018 Research Intern: Last Name, First Name
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The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.