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 Applied Microeconomics, Local Interactions, Networks, Spatial Econometrics
Giorgio Topa is a Vice President in the Microeconomic and Regional Studies Function. His primary research interests include applied microeconomics, labor economics and applied econometrics. More specifically, he has been studying models of networks and local interactions, as well as devising econometric tools for the empirical implementation of such models. Prior to joining the New York Fed, Mr. Topa was an assistant professor at New York University. He holds a B.A. from Universita' di Venezia, Italy and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.