The Federal Reserve Bank of New York works to promote sound and well-functioning financial systems and markets through its provision of industry and payment services, advancement of infrastructure reform in key markets and training and educational support to international institutions.
Regional & Community Outreach connects the Bank to Main Street via structured dialogues and two-way conversations on small business, mortgages, and household credit.
Economic Education improves public knowledge about the Federal Reserve System, monetary policy implementation, and promoting financial stability through the Museum and programs for K-16 students and educators, and the community.
Kausar Hamdani is a Senior Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. For the last several years, she has focused on systematically connecting the New York Fed with Main Street audiences in a two-way conversation on community development issues. She is particularly interested in supporting evidence-based decision-making on issues affecting low to moderate income families by producing actionable analyses on these concerns. She always welcomes opportunities to listen and learn about grass-roots concerns and to feed these concerns into the policy development process as appropriate.
Ms. Hamdani joined the Bank in 1982 as an economist in the Monetary Research Department and has served in several areas, including the Bank Supervision Group. She also led the Buffalo Branch of the New York Fed and has served on several community, business and academic advisory boards in Upstate New York. Prior to that, she taught economics at Columbia University and New York University.
Ms. Hamdani holds a doctorate and two master’s degrees from Columbia University.