Former Penn Economics graduate, Chiara Scotti (PhD, 2005), was appointed senior vice president and director of research overseeing the Dallas Fed's Research and Statistics Departments..

Chiara Scotti will serve as senior vice president and director of research, overseeing the Dallas Fed’s Research and Statistics departments and advising President and CEO Lorie Logan on monetary policy.

Scotti currently is deputy associate director for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors’ Financial Stability Division, where she contributes to identifying risks to financial stability, and collaborating with other board divisions, Reserve Banks and government agencies.

Scotti joined the Board of Governors in 2005 as an economist in the International Finance Division followed by roles in the Financial Stability Division. 

During the pandemic, she served as a special adviser to former Vice Chair Richard Clarida. 

Scotti’s fields of expertise include monetary policy, central bank communication, and empirical macroeconomics and finance. She has authored and co-authored more than a dozen major papers in key economic journals on topics such as monetary policy, its communication and its impact on financial markets, the Federal Reserve’s policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis and macroeconomic uncertainty.

She earned a bachelor's degree from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, and a master's degree and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. See full announcement here.