Egon Zakrajšek is an executive vice president and the director of the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Among Zakrajšek’s primary responsibilities is oversight of the work of the research department, including economic analysis for the monetary policy deliberations of the Bank’s president and board of directors. Zakrajšek’s policy and research interests focus on macro-finance, banking, inflation dynamics, and monetary policy. His research has been published in a variety of academic journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Monetary Economics, and The Quarterly Journal of Economics. Previously, Zakrajšek was a senior advisor in the monetary and economic department of the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland. A native of Slovenia, he began his career in the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and later joined the division of Monetary Affairs at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC, where he held a succession of senior roles. Zakrajšek is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Finance, Credit and Macroeconomics at the University of Nottingham and in addition to his extensive policy experience, he has also taught economics at Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University.