I joined the Kansas City Fed’s research team in July of 2022 after completing a BA in Economics and a minor in Mathematics at Occidental College in Los Angeles. At the Fed I have the pleasure of working with External LinkBrent Bundick, External LinkLee Smith and External LinkTaeyoung Doh on both research and policy work regarding Macroeconomics. Working for the bank I’ve had the opportunity to continue to tune the research skills that I began to develop as an undergraduate and develop technical skills in a host of coding languages and with an array of data repositories. Further the economists here place an emphasis on my education and do all they can to incorporate me as an asset and partner in their widely varied research projects. This job has bolstered my interest in graduate study with a cohort of likeminded individuals and dedicated mentors, allowing me to feel well positioned on the pathway towards a Phd.
Economic Review Articles
- Doh, Taeyoung and Luca Van der Meer. 2023. "External LinkThe Employment Effect of an Increase in the National Minimum Wage: Review of International Evidence." Vol. 108, no. 2.
- Bundick, Brent, A. Lee Smith, and Luca Van der Meer. 2023. "External LinkA Tight Labor Market Could Keep Rent Inflation Elevated."