Joel Elvery is a policy economist in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Dr. Elvery’s primary fields of interest are labor, public, and urban economics. In particular, he studies the regional economy of the Fourth Federal Reserve District, which includes Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia. A self-professed data geek, he enjoys turning data into information.
Prior to joining the Bank in 2013, Dr. Elvery was an assistant professor in the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. Before that, he held the position of research economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington DC. He also worked as a social science analyst at the US Census Bureau’s Center for Economic Studies.
Dr. Elvery holds a BA in economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a PhD in economics from the University of Maryland.
“City Size and Skill Intensity.” Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2010, 40(6): 367–79.
“Enterprise Zones and Resident Employment: An Evaluation of the Enterprise Zone Programs of California and Florida.” Economic Development Quarterly, 2009, 23(1): 44–59.
“Partially Disaggregated Household–level Debt Service Ratios: Construction and Validation.” With Mark E. Schweitzer. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Working Paper, no. 16–23, 2016.