Anna Cieslak is an Associate Professor of Finance at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, working at the intersection of asset pricing, macroeconomics, and monetary economics. Her agenda spans two related domains of macro-finance. The first area studies the dynamics of interest rates and their relationship with the macroeconomy; the second explores the interactions between central banks and financial markets. She has recently focused on central bank communication, particularly understanding the channels through which the Federal Reserve impacts financial markets. Her research has been published in top academic outlets such as the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial Economics. It has also been featured in news outlets such as the WSJ and the Economist. Anna is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and serves as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Finance, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Review of Finance. She holds a master's degree in economics from the Warsaw School of Economics in Poland and a PhD degree in economics from the University of Lugano in Switzerland. Before joining Duke in 2015, she was on the finance faculty at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.