Anna Paulson

Vice President of the Research Department
Chicago Federal Reserve Bank

Anna Paulson is a Vice President in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago where she oversees a team of economists doing research on finance and banking.  She has also served as a Vice President in the Chicago Fed’s Financial Markets Group and as a Senior Financial Economist in its Research Department.  Prior to joining the Chicago Fed in 2001, she was an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. From 2009 to 2010, she served as a Fellow at the Consortium on Financial Systems and Poverty.

Paulson is an American economist whose research focuses on how households cope with risk and incomplete financial markets. Her current research includes studies of the relationship between institutions and financial development, and the dynamics of entrepreneurship.

In addition to her role at the Fed, Paulson has served as the Economics Editor of Economic Perspectives and as an Editorial Board Member of The Journal of Consumer Education.

Anna was the CFSP Fellow in 2010.