KAREN A. KOPECKY is a research economist and associate adviser on the macroeconomics team in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. She is also a visiting scholar of the economics department at Emory University. Prior to joining the Bank in 2010, she spent four years as an assistant professor of economics at the University of Western Ontario.
Her major field of study is macroeconomics with particular interests in public finance, insurance markets, retirement, health, and computational methods for macroeconomic modeling. She has published her research in several journals including Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Review of Economic Dynamics, and the International Economic Review.
Kopecky received her doctorate in economics in 2007 and her master's degree in economics in 2003, both from the University of Rochester.