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
Labor Economics, Economics of Education, Public Economics, Applied Microeconomics
Rajashri Chakrabarti is a senior economist in the Regional Analysis Function. Her primary areas of interest include labor economics, economics of education, and public economics. Her research focuses on accountability and school choice including vouchers, charters, and No Child Left Behind; K-12 and higher education finance; issues in higher education such as financial aid, student loans, role of for-profit institutions, early admissions to U.S colleges; political economy implications of reorganization of nations; and econometric approaches to program evaluation. Prior to joining the NY Fed, Raji was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University in the John F. Kennedy School of Government's Program on Education Policy and Governance. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University.