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.
The Outreach & Education function engages, empowers and educates the public in the Second District. Our outreach mission furthers the Bank’s commitment to the region by listening to the communities we serve and developing programs, analysis and sponsored conferences and clinics to help meet their needs. Our education mission aims to advance public knowledge about the Federal Reserve System and its role in the economy.
Fields of interest Industrial Organization, Economics of Innovation, Public Finance, Urban and Regional Economics
Jaison Abel is a Research Officer in the Regional Analysis Function of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He provides economic analysis of the Federal Reserve’s Second District, with a focus on upstate New York. His primary research interests include the spatial distribution of human capital, the microfoundations of urban agglomeration economies, productivity measurement, and technological change. Before joining the New York Fed, Mr. Abel was a Vice President at Analysis Group, a national economic consulting firm, and served as a research associate at the National Regulatory Research Institute. He has taught economics at The Ohio State University, Ohio Wesleyan University, and the State University of New York at Buffalo. Mr. Abel holds a Ph.D. in economics from The Ohio State University and a bachelor's degree in economics from the State University of New York at Geneseo.