Jon Faust

Professor of Economics, Johns Hopkins University

Jon Faust is a Professor of Economics in the Economics Department at Johns Hopkins University. In 2007, he became inaugural Director of the new Center for Financial Economics at Johns Hopkins. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins in 2006, he spent nearly 20 years in the Federal Reserve System, rising to the position of Assistant Director in the International Finance Division. In that position, he directed research into both international finance and trade. He was educated at the University of Iowa (B.S., economics, 1981), Oxford (M.Phil., economics, 1985), and Berkeley (Ph.D., economics, 1988).

Faust has an ongoing advisory role at the Federal Reserve Board, spending a day a month bringing the perspective of an informed outsider to the Board of Governors. He regularly consults with central banks throughout the world. He has held visiting faculty posts at Princeton University, Georgetown University, and at the Center for Applied Economics and Policy Research at Indiana University. He is currently Editor of the Berkeley Journals in Macroeconomics and serves on the National Science Foundation economics panel. Faust is widely published in scholarly journals on a broad range of topics at the intersection between finance and macroeconomics.

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