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.