Dan Littman is a policy advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. He conducts applied research on payment systems, innovations, and trends. In addition, he has responsibility for supporting the Cleveland Reserve Bank's oversight of financial service activities at the Federal Reserve System.
Mr. Littman began his career at the Bank in 1981. Since then he has worked in the marketing, budget, financial planning, credit, and economic research areas. He has conducted research on US payment methods with a particular focus on check and cash and he served on the Federal Reserve Financial Services Policy Committee, which overseas the System's financial services. He has also served as a product development manager for check-clearing services, Check 21, and check-to-ACH conversion at the Federal Reserve's Retail Payments Office, which manages check and automated clearinghouse (ACH) services for depository institutions.
Prior to joining the Cleveland Reserve Bank, Mr. Littman worked at an economic development agency in Maine, and served as a consultant to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. He was awarded a Fulbright scholarship in 1977, and worked as an advisor at the National Economic Planning Agency in Ecuador.
Mr. Littman earned a bachelor’s degree in Latin American studies and sociology from Brandeis University and holds an MA in economics from Boston University.