Apr 08, 2020
Mark Wright, Federal Reserve
State of the Economy & Monetary Policy

Mark L.J. Wright is a senior vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.  Prior to coming to Minneapolis, Wright was a senior economist and research advisor in the Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Wright has been an associate professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, and an assistant professor at Stanford University.  He has been an economist and advisor to the Reserve Bank of Australia, and the Federal Reserve Banks of San Francisco and Minneapolis, as well as an instructor at the IMF.  He is currently a faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of International Economics, Economics Letters and the Journal of Monetary Economics.

Wright received a B.A. in economics from the University of Sydney Australia, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.  His research examines the macroeconomics of developing countries, with specific focus to their tendency to be prone to international financial crisis.  Much of his recent work has been devoted to sovereign default and the process by which sovereign debts are restructured.