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Executive Vice President and Director of Research
Christopher Waller is an executive vice president and the director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He received his B.S. in economics from Bemidji State University in 1981, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Washington State University in 1984 and 1985, respectively. His principal research interests are monetary theory, political economy and macroeconomic theory.
Prior to joining the Fed as research director in June 2009, Mr. Waller served as a professor and the Gilbert F. Schaefer Chair of Economics at the University of Notre Dame. He was also a research fellow with Notre Dame's Kellogg Institute for International Studies.
From 2006 to 2007, he served as the acting department chair for Notre Dame's Department of Economics and Econometrics. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Waller was a professor and the Carol Martin Gatton Chair of Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics at the University of Kentucky. During that time, he was also a research fellow at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI) at the University of Bonn. From 1992-1994, he served as the director of graduate studies at Indiana University's Department of Economics, where he also served as associate professor (1992 to 1998) and an assistant professor (1985 to 1992).
Mr. Waller was a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Washington University from 1994-1995, and he has been extensively published in peer-reviewed journals.