ST. LOUIS ― The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has appointed Jonathan Rose as Federal Reserve historian effective Nov. 1.
As Fed historian, Rose will play a critical role in preserving the history of the U.S. central bank and its policy actions, while helping to ensure that history is accessible to educators, students, researchers and the general public. Historian is a Federal Reserve System role based at the St. Louis Fed. Rose will split his time between this new position and his current role as a senior economist and economic advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
“Preserving and sharing the Federal Reserve’s history and evolution as a central bank is an important public service that provides insights and valuable lessons about the implementation and impacts of our nation’s monetary policy,” said Katrina Stierholz, group vice president and director of Library and Research Information Services at the St. Louis Fed. “Jonathan brings a deep understanding of the Federal Reserve System and considerable experience as a researcher focused on economic history.”
Rose received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on the economic history of the United States, including topics related to the Great Depression, the residential mortgage market and the Federal Reserve. Prior to joining the Chicago Fed in 2018, Rose served for nine years with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
In addition to hosting the Federal Reserve historian, the St. Louis Fed is responsible for maintaining the Federal Reserve History website and FRASER®, a digital library of historical U.S. economic and financial materials.