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Press Release

Cleveland Fed names Lisa Barrow head of regional analysis group

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland has named Lisa Barrow vice president of the Bank’s regional analysis group.

In this role, Barrow will lead a team of regional officers, policy economists, and analysts to ensure that information gathered through external engagement with directors, advisory council members, and others effectively supports the Bank’s monetary policy responsibilities. She will also support the group’s production of research and analysis on issues related to the Fourth District’s economy.

Barrow joins the Bank from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, where she spent 25 years in the Research Department, most recently as a senior economist and economic advisor. During her time at the Chicago Fed, she also served as a senior economist on the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers, a visiting lecturer at the Irving B. Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, and a visiting assistant professor at the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. She’s been an affiliated researcher at the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research since 2011.

Barrow holds a bachelor’s in economics from Carleton College and a master’s and a PhD in economics from Princeton University. She is the current president of the Midwest Economics Association.

Lisa Barrow

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

Chuck Soder,, 216.672.2798