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Jeffrey Brinkman is a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Since joining the Bank in 2011, he has focused his research on urban and regional economics, public policy, public finance, and quantitative methods. Jeffrey enjoys that the methods used in urban economics can shed light on the consequences of local policy that may not always be obvious to policymakers or the public. His research has implications for a wide range of local economic policy, such as design of transportation systems, local taxation, pension funding, local economic development, and public safety. 

Jeffrey’s work has been published in leading economic journals, including the International Economics Review, the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Journal of Urban Economics, and Regional Science and Urban Economics. He has a Ph.D. in economics and policy from Carnegie Mellon University, an M.P.P. from the University of California Los Angeles, and a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering from the Ohio State University.