Owen F. Humpage is an economist emeritus of the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. He is currently investigating the monetary, banking, and political developments that led to the creation of the Federal Reserve System. Before his retirement, he specialized in international finance. His research focusing on international aspects of central–bank policies has appeared in the International Journal of Central Banking, the International Journal of Finance and Economics, and the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking. Dr. Humpage also coauthored a history of US foreign–exchange operations, Strained Relations: Foreign–Exchange Operations and Monetary Policy in the Twentieth Century with Michael D. Bordo and Anna J. Schwartz.
Dr. Humpage joined the Bank as an economic analyst in 1973. He was promoted to economist in 1978 and to senior economic advisor in 2006. He retired from the Bank in June 2018. Dr. Humpage has taught at Oberlin College, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, and Baldwin-Wallace University.
A native of Cleveland, Dr. Humpage received a BA in economics from the University of Dayton, a MS from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a Ph.D. from Case Western University.