Randal Verbrugge |

Senior Research Economist


Randal Verbrugge, Senior Research Economist

Randal Verbrugge is a senior research economist in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and participates in the development of the Bank’s forecasting models. His primary areas of research are inflation modeling and measurement, macroeconomics, and housing. He has conducted research on rent-setting, inflation dynamics, the housing bubble, and models featuring local interactions.

Prior to joining the Bank in 2013, Dr. Verbrugge was a senior research economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. He began his career as an assistant professor of economics at Virginia Tech in 1995, and also taught economics for many years at Georgetown University.

Dr. Verbrugge received a B.A. in economics and political science from Calvin College, and received his MS in statistics and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.