Christopher J. Nekarda

Chris Nekarda
Principal Economist
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


chris [a] chrisnekarda [d] com

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