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 and Education function engages, empowers and educates the Second District communities that the Bank serves, especially civic leaders, students, educators, small business owners, policymakers and the general public. It furthers the Bank's commitment to the region by listening to the communities we serve and leveraging our unique attributes to positively impact school and university programs, as well as analysis and research.
Fields of interest Labor Economics, Public economics, Consumption and saving, Human capital
Meta Brown is a Senior Economist in the Microeconomic Studies Function. She is an applied microeconomist studying labor markets and households' consumption and investment choices. Particular topics include consumer debt, job referrals and search, human capital investment, and late-life asset decumulation and bequests. Prior to joining the New York Fed, Dr. Brown was an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin. She holds a Ph.D. from New York University.