Ana Hernández Kent

Senior Researcher

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Ana Hernández Kent is a senior researcher for the Institute for Economic Equity at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. She conducts research, performs data analysis and advises on issues of economic equity. Her primary research interests include:

  • Examining economic disparities and opportunities through a demographic lens
  • Exploring wealth inequality and the role of systemic biases and historical factors in facilitating or blocking wealth accumulation
  • Highlighting the essential role that women play in the economy and child care’s economic importance for women, families and businesses

Kent received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology with concentrations in social psychology and quantitative methods in behavioral sciences from Saint Louis University, where she also earned a master’s degree in experimental psychology. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Notre Dame.

Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Bloomberg, The Atlantic, The Financial Times, Daily Mail, The New Yorker and CNN, among other outlets.

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