Andy Polacek

Senior Business Economist
Insurance Initiative and Financial Economics

Andy Polacek is a senior business economist in the economic research department where he is member of the Finance team and Insurance Initiative. His policy works focuses on systemic risk of the insurance industry. He represents the Federal Reserve as the vice chair of International Association of Insurance Supervisors’ (IAIS) macroprudential monitoring working group. His current research interests are in insurance markets for natural disaster risk, financial stability implications of climate change, insurance regulation, and corporate bond market liquidity.

Polacek has a B.A. in international studies and economics and an M.S in economics and policy analysis from DePaul University.

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