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 Industrial Organization, Economics of Innovation, Public Finance, Urban and Regional Economics
Jaison Abel is a Senior Economist in the Regional Analysis Function of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He provides economic analysis of the Federal Reserve’s Second District, with a focus on upstate New York. His primary research interests include the spatial distribution of human capital, the microfoundations of urban agglomeration economies, productivity measurement, and technological change. Before joining the New York Fed, Mr. Abel was a Vice President at Analysis Group, a national economic consulting firm, and served as a research associate at the National Regulatory Research Institute. He has taught economics at The Ohio State University, Ohio Wesleyan University, and the State University of New York at Buffalo. Mr. Abel holds a Ph.D. in economics from The Ohio State University and a bachelor's degree in economics from the State University of New York at Geneseo.