Joe Gruber in May joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City as executive vice president and director of research.

Gruber comes from the Federal Reserve System’s Board of Governors, where he served as deputy director of the International Finance Division. In his Kansas City Fed role, Gruber serves as chief economist and policy advisor to President Esther George.

“Joe’s experience will be a strong asset for the Kansas City Fed and will provide important perspective for my role on the Federal Open Market Committee,” George said.

As director of the Bank’s Economic Research division, Gruber leads research and analysis programs that support the Bank’s missions regarding monetary policy, bank supervision and payments. He also oversees the division’s responsibilities for providing high-performance computing, data warehousing and data management services to the Federal Reserve System.

“I spent some time in Duncan, Oklahoma, as a child because of my father’s work in the energy industry,” Gruber said. “I am glad to return to the Tenth District and to serve the region in my role.”

Gruber has bachelor’s degrees in International Studies and Economics from the University of Washington and a doctorate in Economics from Johns Hopkins University. He joined the Board in 2001 as an economist in the Advanced Foreign Economies section analyzing economic developments in key U.S. trading partners. In 2004, he transferred to the Trade and Quantitative Studies section and became chief of the section in 2008. Gruber joined the Board’s official staff in 2012.

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