Anna Paulson

Anna Paulson

Vice President and Director of Financial Research

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Anna Paulson is a vice president and director of financial research in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Previously, she served as vice president in the financial markets group.


Prior to her appointment in 2009 to the financial markets group, she was a senior financial economist in the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Paulson's research focuses on how households cope with risk and incomplete financial markets. Her current research includes studies of the relationship between institutions and financial development and the dynamics of entrepreneurship.


Paulson's research has been published in scholarly journals, including the Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of Corporate Finance. Before joining the Fed in November 2001, Paulson was an assistant professor in the finance department at the Kellogg School of Management.


She received a B.A. from Carleton College and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.

Chicago Fed Letter

Economic Perspectives

Profitwise News and Views

Policy Discussion Papers

Working Papers

High School and Financial Outcomes: The Impact of Mandated Personal Finance and Mathematics Courses

With Shawn Cole and Gauri Kartini Shastry, 2013, Harvard Business School, working paper, No. 16-064.

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Media Interviews



Interview with Bloomberg TV on March 18, 2013, on Harvard Business School working paper, No. 13-064.

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