April 1, 2010
Speaker: Thomas Cunningham
Vice President and Associate Director of Research
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1000 Peachtree Street N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309-4470
Tom Cunningham is vice president and associate director of research for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Dr. Cunningham is responsible for the operation of the research department including budget and personnel planning as well as oversight of the Atlanta Fed’s Economic Review. He serves on the Bank’s Personnel, Automation, and Risk Management committees.
Prior to his appointment as associate director of research he served as vice president in the research department, where he was responsible for both the regional and Latin American research teams in the research department. Dr. Cunningham joined the Bank as an economist with the macropolicy group in 1985, specializing in macroeconomics and monetary theory. He was promoted to senior economist in 1989 and research officer and senior economist with responsibility for the regional group in 1992. Dr. Cunningham previously worked as an instructor of economics at Barnard College at Columbia University.
He is a member of the American Economic Association, the Western Economic Association, and the Southern Economic Association. Dr. Cunningham has published numerous professional articles.
A native of Reedley, California, he received a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in economics from California State University, Fresno. He earned a master’s degree, a master of philosophy, and a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University. He has attended the executive development program at the Wharton School.
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