Central bank; financial supervision; regional economics.
Chris is currently a senior economic analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, covering economic and banking conditions in the 12th Federal Reserve District as part of the Financial Institution Supervision and Credit Group. Previously, he rated debt issued by local governments in the western U.S. states at S&P Global Ratings, and before that spent five years as an international economist at the U.S. Treasury. At Treasury, he advised senior policymakers on international macroeconomic and financial policy, including international financial regulatory standards, economic engagement with Indonesia and Singapore, and trade finance. He also worked with bilateral partners, international organizations such as the IMF and World Bank, and the private sector to implement U.S. international economic policy.
Chris was an inaugural Robertson Fellow at the Maxwell School, where he obtained dual master’s degrees in public administration and international relations. Before graduate school, he lived in the Middle East for nearly three years, working as a financial consultant in Jordan and studying Arabic in Yemen. He received his undergraduate degree in history and policy from Carnegie Mellon University. Chris was born in Connecticut, and lived in Italy, Argentina, and Poland while accompanying his parents on U.S. State Department assignments.