Dionissi Aliprantis is an assistant vice president and a senior research economist in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. He directs the Bank’s Program on Economic Inclusion and is responsible for determining its strategy, analysis, and outreach efforts. He leads a team of economists, analysts, and outreach professionals in the Bank’s Research and Community Development Departments that works to better understand the barriers to economic inclusion and racial equity, identify potential solutions to overcome those barriers, and communicate insights on the policy choices that can create an economy in which all people can fully participate.
As a senior research economist, he conducts research. His primary research interests include applied econometrics, labor and urban economics, and education. His current work investigates neighborhood effects on education, racial inequality, and labor market outcomes.
Dr. Aliprantis joined the Cleveland Reserve Bank in 2010 as a research economist and was promoted to senior research economist in 2018. Since joining the Bank, he has published research in the Review of Economics and Statistics, Quantitative Economics, the Journal of Urban Economics, and the World Bank Economic Review, among other journals. He has been active with several nonprofits in the Cleveland area, including the Sisters of Charity Foundation and Greater Than Math.
He holds a BS in mathematics and a BA in economics and Spanish from Indiana University and a PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a system affiliate of the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and a member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group based at the University of Chicago.