Dallas Fed names Federal Reserve economists to leadership positions
January 20, 2023
DALLAS—The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas today announced the appointment of two veteran Fed economists to lead research and thought leadership initiatives directed at fulfilling the Fed’s mission.
Chiara Scotti will serve as senior vice president and director of research, overseeing the Dallas Fed’s Research and Statistics departments and advising President and CEO Lorie Logan on monetary policy.
Sam Schulhofer-Wohl will serve as senior vice president and senior advisor to the president, advising Logan on cross-functional policy initiatives supporting the Fed’s core mission.
“Chiara and Sam each bring with them extensive System and FOMC experience, having been in leading advisory positions,” Logan said. “They both have strong research portfolios and have been committed through their careers to building leading research teams that inform policy.”
Both appointments are effective February 16, 2023.
Scotti currently is deputy associate director for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors’ Financial Stability Division, where she contributes to identifying risks to financial stability, and collaborating with other board divisions, Reserve Banks and government agencies.
Scotti joined the Board of Governors in 2005 as an economist in the International Finance Division followed by roles in the Financial Stability Division.
During the pandemic, she served as a special adviser to former Vice Chair Richard Clarida.
Scotti’s fields of expertise include monetary policy, central bank communication, and empirical macroeconomics and finance. She has authored and co-authored more than a dozen major papers in key economic journals on topics such as monetary policy, its communication and its impact on financial markets, the Federal Reserve’s policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis and macroeconomic uncertainty.
She earned a bachelor's degree from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, and a master's degree and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.
Schulhofer-Wohl has been serving in the senior vice president and senior advisor to the president role on a rotational basis as part of the Federal Reserve System Leadership Exchange program.
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.
For information about the Dallas Fed, visit www.dallasfed.org.
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