Alex Marré is a policy analyst in the Community Development Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. His work centers on the Small Business Credit Survey and applied research on small business access to credit and other economic development issues. Mr. Marré joined the Cleveland Reserve Bank in August 2021 and is located in Maryland.
Prior to joining the Cleveland Reserve Bank, Mr. Marré was a regional economist for Maryland, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, where he engaged business and community leaders on local and regional economic conditions to inform the monetary policymaking process and led research and outreach on broadband expansion and other rural economic development issues. Mr. Marré has also served as an economist at the US Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, for which he conducted research on rural education, business relocation patterns, population change, and wealth creation and earned the US Department of Agriculture’s Abraham Lincoln Honor Award.
Mr. Marré has served on rural research advisory committees at the Urban Institute and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and is a former rural development topic leader for the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association. He has published studies in the Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of Regional Science, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, and Community Development, and his work has been cited in the New York Times and other media outlets. He earned a BA in economics from Seattle University, an MA in economics from Fordham University, and a PhD in agricultural and resource economics from Oregon State University.