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Press Release

Cleveland Fed launches Center for Inflation Research

Seeks to help policymakers, researchers, and the public gain a better understanding of inflation and its determinants

Building on its long history of research and analysis related to inflation measurement and forecasting, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is pleased to announce the launch of the Center for Inflation Research.

The goal of the Center is to help policymakers, researchers, and the public gain a better understanding of inflation and the factors that influence its behavior. The Center will seek to do this through a combination of:

  • expanded core research
  • a redesigned website with more data and indicators on national price trends along with commentary highlighting key data series
  • an annual, rather than biennial, conference series dedicated to inflation
  • the creation of an advisory council of leading experts from the United States and abroad

The Center will be managed by Robert Rich, a senior economic and policy advisor in the Bank’s Research Department. Prior to joining the Cleveland Fed in September 2018, Rich was an assistant vice president in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he served as a founding editor and contributor to the Bank’s Liberty Street Economics blog and as the editor of US Economy in a Snapshot, the Bank’s monthly update of economic and financial developments.

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Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that along with the Board of Governors in Washington DC comprise the Federal Reserve System. Part of the US central bank, the Cleveland Fed participates in the formulation of our nation’s monetary policy, supervises banking organizations, provides payment and other services to financial institutions and to the US Treasury, and performs many activities that support Federal Reserve operations System-wide. In addition, the Bank supports the well-being of communities across the Fourth Federal Reserve District through a wide array of research, outreach, and educational activities.

The Cleveland Fed, with branches in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, serves an area that comprises Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia.

Media contact

Doug Campbell,, 513.218.1892