Leonard Nakamura

Vice President and Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Leonard I. Nakamura is vice president and economist, and head of the Regional and Applied Microeconomics Section, of the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The Regional Section is responsible for producing the Business Outlook Survey, a regional manufacturing survey, and the State Coincident Indexes, as well as other economic indicators. He has written numerous scholarly articles on real estate economics, banking, economic measurement, and investment in intangible assets. He has given keynote addresses at conferences across the U.S. and the world, primarily on the measurement and economic impact of creativity.

Previously, Nakamura was an economist at Citibank and a senior economic consultant for The Conference Board. He was previously a faculty member at Rutgers University, and has taught courses at Swarthmore College, Bryn Mawr, and the Wharton School. Nakamura received a B.A. in social sciences from Swarthmore College and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University.

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