Jayaram ’22 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland as an analyst – News


Mukund Jayaram ’22 will work as a research analyst for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland after graduation. Here, he tells how his interest in economics was born and how he intends to take the time to better understand this interest before undertaking graduate studies.

How did you decide to embark on research in economics?
I had really loved economics since high school and came to Hamilton quite confident that would be my focus. I didn’t know what opportunities economics majors had after graduation, so I didn’t explore career paths such as finance and consulting. I knew I liked my economics classes and wanted a job where I could use that knowledge. I had a lot of encouragement from my professors in the economics and mathematics departments. In particular, my adviser, Professor [Emily] Conover, supported my interests and recommended the Research Analyst position to me.

Majors: Economics and Mathematics

Hometown: Bangalore, India

High School: The International School Bangalore

Extracurricular: The viewer – director of publicity; Hamilton Advancement Office Data Science Intern

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Were there any influential courses that helped you choose a career path?
My higher level economics courses made me more interested in research. In particular, my courses in industrial organization and development economics exposed me to what economics research is and helped me realize that it is something I would like to do as part of my career. ‘a career. I am currently finishing my graduation thesis, which has given me the opportunity to explore an area of ​​economics that I am passionate about and to apply everything I have learned.

What excites you about your new position?
I really enjoy working with economists who do such important research. Research analysts generally assist two or three economists in their work and have the opportunity to co-author academic articles and banking publications. I will be able to learn a lot, develop a lot of skills and work in a collaborative environment. I also look forward to living in Cleveland. Although not the city I imagined living in after graduation, it has a great culture and is very affordable.

What do you see yourself doing in five years?
The research analyst position is a great experience for graduate studies in economics and related fields such as finance, statistics, and law. I look forward to working at the Cleveland Fed for a few years and focusing on my interests before eventually pursuing graduate school.

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