Ellen E Meade
Research Professor of Economics

Ellen Meade joined the Economics Department at Duke as a Research Professor in July 2022. Previously, she spent 25 years at the Federal Reserve Board and 12 years in academia. Before leaving the Fed, she was a Special Adviser to the Fed Board of Governors and Vice Chair Richard Clarida as well as Senior Adviser in the Division of Monetary Affairs. From 2011-2021, she worked primarily on monetary policy and communications; she played a key role in the Federal Reserve’s new framework for monetary policy and the Fed Listens initiative in 2019 and 2020. From late 2021 until joining Duke, she advised private-sector financial institutions on the economic and policy outlook.

Current Research Interests

Monetary Policy; Central Bank Accountability, Decisionmaking, Transparency, Communications; Central Bank Independence

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • 228C Social Sciences Bldg, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708
  • 419 Chapel Drive, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708
  • uri icon CV 2022

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