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Dallas Fed promotes Alan Viard to research officer

For immediate release: June 2, 2004

Alan D. Viard has been promoted to research officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. A senior economist at the Bank, he conducts research in public finance and macroeconomics.

Viard recently returned to the Bank following a one-year leave of absence as a senior economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.

Before joining the Dallas Fed, he was an assistant professor of economics at Ohio State University. He also was a staff economist at the Joint Committee on Taxation of the U.S. Congress in 1992–93 and a visiting foreign scholar at Osaka University in Japan in 1995.

Viard has authored more than a dozen articles in professional journals and Federal Reserve publications.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Yale University and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

The Dallas Fed serves the Eleventh Federal Reserve District, which includes Texas, northern Louisiana and southern New Mexico. The Bank operates branches in Houston, San Antonio and El Paso. For more information on the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, visit


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