Mark Schweitzer is senior vice president of the regional outreach and analytics unit within the Research Department's regional and microeconomics section at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. He is responsible for overseeing the Bank’s public outreach activities and its analysis of regional economic conditions. He advises and informs the Cleveland Reserve Bank’s president and board of directors on regional economic developments and economic policy issues. Dr. Schweitzer’s own research has focused on the macroeconomic impact of labor market developments and the identification of factors contributing to regional economic growth.
Dr. Schweitzer joined the Bank in 1992 as an economist. From 2000 to 2002, he took leave to serve as a senior economist at the Bank of England. After returning to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, he was promoted to assistant vice president and director of the Regional Economic Issues Program in 2004. He left Cleveland in 2007 to serve as vice president and branch executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Denver Branch. In 2008, he returned to the Cleveland Reserve Bank to serve as its research director. He assumed his current position in January, 2015.
An economics graduate of the University of Chicago, Dr. Schweitzer holds both a master’s degree and a PhD in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles. A native of Seattle, Washington, Dr. Schweitzer lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He is married and has two daughters and a son.