Researcher, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Lauren Russell is a researcher at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., focusing on topics related to racial disparities. She was previously a visiting research associate at the Cook Center during her Ph.D. candidacy. Her research interests lie in labor economics and public finance, with a focus on the intersections of poverty, race, inequality, and gender. She is specifically interested in neighborhood sorting, neighborhood effects, and U.S housing policy. She earned a Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University, an M.A. in economics from Duke University, and a B.A. in classics with a minor in economics from Harvard University.