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 Money and Banking, Payment economics, Industrial Organization, Monetary Economics
James J. McAndrews isthe Director ofResearch. His research focuses on the economics of money, payments, and banking. He has worked on many policy issues for the Bank in those areas. He has participated in several Federal Reserve System and international work groups. He has served as a consulting economist to the Bank of England, Reserve Bank of Australia, the Swedish Riksbank, the Bank of Japan, and to the World Bank. Mr. McAndrews joined the Bank in 1997 after having served as a Senior Economist and Research Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.