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 Business Cycles, Consumption and Savings, Housing, Labor Economics
Fatih Karahan joined the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in July 2012 as an Economist in the Microeconomic Studies Function. His primary research interests include macroeconomics of the labor market and housing market. His current research focuses on the role of geographical mismatch on unemployment during the Great Recession, the persistence of earnings shocks over the life cycle, and the effect of the returns to skills on the college premium. Mr. Karahan received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2012.