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 Labor Economics, Economics of Education, Applied Microeconomics, Experimental economics
Basit Zafar is a research officer in the Microeconomic and Regional Studies Function, with particular interests in labor economics, economics of education, and applied microeconomics. His research focuses on understanding how individuals make decisions under uncertainty and in the presence of social interactions. His work employs a disparate set of empirical methods and techniques including the use of subjective expectations data and experimental data. Basit holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, awarded in 2008, and a B.Sc. from California Institute of Technology.