Mark Wright

Senior Vice President and Research Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Mark L. J. Wright is Senior Vice President and Research Director at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Wright's research lies at the intersection of the macroeconomics of developing countries, international macroeconomics, and public finance. Much of his recent work has been devoted to sovereign default and the process by which sovereign debts are restructured. Prior to joining the Minneapolis Fed, Wright was a Senior Economist and Research Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, an Associate Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, and an Assistant Professor at Stanford University.

Wright has been an Economist and Adviser to the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Federal Reserve Banks of San Francisco and Minneapolis, an Instructor at the I.M.F. Institute, is currently a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of International Economics, and Economics Letters, and previously served on the boards of the Journal of the European Economic Association, and Theoretical Economics. Wright received a bachelor of economics degree from the University of Sydney, Australia, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.

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