I joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City after completing my BA at Swarthmore College in economics and minors in classical studies and statistics. At the bank, I have had the privilege of working with and learning from senior economists External LinkJordan Rappaport in his work in urban economics and External LinkNida Çakır Melek in her work in energy economics. My work for both economists has made me a more confident researcher while allowing me to apply the economic theory I learned in college. Being a research associate gives me the opportunity to continue to grow my economic intuition and work on policy relevant projects. The Federal Reserve provides a collaborative environment between RAs and economists while introducing the RAs to new and diverse research through weekly seminars.
Economic Review Articles
- Çakır Melek, Nida, Francis M. Dillon, and A. Lee Smith. 2022. "External LinkCan Higher Gasoline Prices Set Off an Inflationary Spiral?" Vol. 107, no. 4.
- Çakır Melek, Nida, Francis M. Dillon, and A. Lee Smith. 2023. "External LinkGasoline Prices Unlikely to Bring Down Inflation in 2023."