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.
Fields of interest Consumer Confidence, New Jersey, Second District Economy, New York, Housing markets, Puerto Rico
Jason Bram is a Research Officer in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Regional AnalysisFunction. His research and analysis focuses on the U.S. economy, with a primary emphasis on the Federal Reserve's Second District, which includes New YorkState,northern New Jersey, and southwestern Connecticut, as well asPuerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.He produces the regional Beige Book reports, and uses monthly business surveys to monitor and analyze current and emerging economic trends and issues of concern. Recent research has focused on housing markets and composite indexes of regionaleconomic activity. Earlierresearchfocused on analyzing the impact of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the New York City economy. He has also published studies on some key sectors of the local economy, conducted ongoing research on commuting patterns, and researched the role of consumer confidence in the U.S. economy.