Eric Rosengren became the Boston Fed’s 13th president and chief executive officer on July 23, 2007, after holding senior positions in both the Bank’s economic research and bank supervision functions.
Rosengren joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston as an economist in the Research department in 1985. He became assistant vice president in 1989, followed by vice president of the Banking and Monetary Policy section of the Research department in 1991. In 2000, he was named senior vice president leading the Supervision, Regulation, and Credit department. In 2003, he assumed the additional role of chief discount officer and in 2005 was named executive vice president. During his time in Supervision, Rosengren was active in domestic and international regulatory policy.
Rosengren has written extensively on macroeconomics, international banking, bank supervision, and risk management, including articles in leading economics and finance journals. Much of Rosengren’s research, analysis, and public speaking have focused on how problems in the financial sector impact the real economy.
He is a director of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley, the chair of Colby College’s Board of Trustees, and a member of the University of Wisconsin's Economics Advisory Board.
Rosengren graduated Colby College with a B.A. in economics and attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in economics.