Center for Financial Research
The FDIC is an independent agency of the federal government that provides deposit insurance to U.S. banks and thrifts. In addition, the FDIC serves as the primary federal regulator to the majority of U.S. banks and as a back-up supervisor to the remainder of depository institutions. The FDIC also acts as the receiver of failed depository institutions and manages their resolutions.
Financial Economists at the FDIC conduct research on issues related to banking, finance, deposit insurance, and risk measurement, among other topics. The research is disseminated in academic, industry, and FDIC conferences, journals, and publications. In addition, the economists support agency functions in several ways. For example, they develop, review, and maintain quantitative models used for measuring financial risks such as credit, interest rate, and operational risk. Economists may also perform policy focused research on current topics such as cross-border resolutions, international capital requirements, and the stability of deposit insurance systems. The FDIC has an active seminar series and economists have access to a wide range of proprietary data. The FDIC supports the Center for Financial Research (CFR) which organizes conferences, sponsors visiting scholars, funds academic studies, and undertakes other activities that support the agency's research mission.
Additional information on FDIC positions is available at Careers at the FDIC.