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 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.