Christopher J. Nekarda

Chris Nekarda
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Research Interests

My research focuses on U.S. labor markets, macroeconomics, and their trends and cyclical interaction. I am interested in questions about labor market polarization, labor market flows, forecasting, as well as studying current labor market developments.


I graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2000 with highest honors in economics. I spent two years at the Brookings Institution as the statistical associate editor of the Brookings Papers on Economics Activity before beginning a doctorate in economics. I received my Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in December 2008. I joined the macroeconomic analysis section of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in April 2009.

Mailing address

Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Research and Statistics Division
Mailstop 80
20th St. & C St. NW
Washington, DC 20551-0001


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