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Peter Zimmerman

Peter Zimmerman

Research Economist
Areas of Expertise market infrastructure, banking, fintech
Department Research
  • BA,
  • Mathematics,
  • St. John’s College, Cambridge,
  • 2002
  • MS,
  • Economics,
  • Trinity College, Dublin,
  • 2007
  • PhD,
  • Financial Economics,
  • Saïd Business School, University of Oxford,
  • 2019

Peter Zimmerman is a research economist in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. His research interests are in financial market infrastructure and banking. He is interested in the potential for blockchain technology to change the financial landscape, and whether central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) can help address some of the reasons for financial exclusion.

Prior to joining the Bank in 2020, Dr. Zimmerman was a senior economist at the Bank of England. He worked on research and policy issues around the Basel 3 banking reforms, payments systems, shadow banking, and macroprudential policy.

Dr. Zimmerman received his PhD in financial economics from Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. He holds a BA in mathematics from the University of Cambridge, and an MSc in economics from Trinity College Dublin.