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Bank Leadership

Sam Schulhofer-Wohl

Senior Vice President and Senior Advisor to the President
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Sam Schulhofer-WohlSam Schulhofer-Wohl is senior vice president and senior advisor to the president, advising Dallas Fed President and CEO Lorie Logan on cross-functional policy initiatives supporting the Fed’s core mission.

Previously, he was senior vice president and director of financial policy and outreach at the Chicago Fed, where he led research, analysis and public engagement on policies supporting financial stability and community economic development and oversaw the Bank’s Public Affairs Department.

He also chaired the Bank’s financial stability council, served on the loan committee and was a liaison to the New York Fed’s Open Market Trading Desk.

Schulhofer-Wohl is the author of widely cited research on labor markets, inflation, econometrics, securities regulation and migration. In 2018 and 2019, he led staff analysis of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy implementation framework as a visiting officer at the Federal Reserve Board.

He joined the Chicago Fed in 2016 from the Minneapolis Fed, where he was senior vice president and director of research. He has taught economics at Macalester College, Princeton University and the University of Minnesota.

Schulhofer-Wohl received a BA in physics from Swarthmore College and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago. Before training as an economist, he worked as a journalist at daily newspapers in Illinois, Alabama and Wisconsin.


Large-scale collaboration

  • “Global, regional, and national age-sex specific mortality for 264 causes of death, 1980–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016,” GBD 2016 Causes of Death Collaborators [600 authors, including S. Schulhofer-Wohl], The Lancet 390(10100), 1151–1210, September 16, 2017 .

Book chapters

  • “Modeling the Evolution of Age and Cohort Effects,” with Y. Claire Yang. In Dynamic Demographic Analysis: Key Contemporary Issues in Measuring and Modeling, ed. R. Schoen. The Netherlands: Springer, February 2016.
  • “Wealth and Entrepreneurship: What Can the Data Tell Us?” in Financial Services and Poverty Reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean, ed. Luis Tejerina, César Bouillon, and Edgardo Demaestri, Inter-American Development Bank, December 2006
Working Papers
Fed Publications