Carlos Garriga is the senior vice president over the Research Division, research director and a member of the Management Committee at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Dr. Garriga has over 24 years of experience with the Federal Reserve, mainly at the St. Louis Fed. He has served as part of the FOMC council that advises the Bank president on current issues related to monetary policy and the broader economy and, since 2017, has attended FOMC meetings in Washington, D.C.
The St. Louis Fed’s Research Division is in the top 1% of all economics research departments worldwide and includes globally recognized products such as the FRED data service, FRASER archive and Econ Lowdown education resources, as well as Fed in Print, Native Economic and Financial Education Empowerment (NEFEE), and Federal Reserve History, a Fed System initiative created for the Federal Reserve’s centennial in 2013-14.
Dr. Garriga’s research focuses on macroeconomics, monetary economics, housing and credit markets, asset pricing and public economics. He has been a visiting researcher and presenter throughout the Federal Reserve and at leading international central banks and universities: European Central Bank, Deutsche Bundesbank, Sveriges Riksbank, Banco de España, Banca d’Italia, Banque de France, Swiss National Bank and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand; London School of Economics, Queen Mary University in London, European University Institute and Washington University in St. Louis.
Dr. Garriga has participated in more than 300 conferences and seminars around the globe and published peer-reviewed research in leading journals such as American Economic Review, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Monetary Economics, European Economic Review, Journal of European Economic Association and in books from the University of Chicago and MIT presses. His past research has received funding from the National Science Foundation and Ministerio de Educacion y Ciencia.
Before joining the St. Louis Fed in 2007, he was an assistant professor of economics at Florida State University and the Universitat de Barcelona. Dr. Garriga received a B.S. and Ph.D. in economics from the Universitat de Barcelona (Spain).