Alisdair McKay joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis as a research consultant in 2017 and became a senior research economist in 2018. Prior to joining the Research Division, he was an associate professor in the Department of Economics at Boston University. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from Princeton University and his B.A. in economics from Columbia. His work has been published in the Journal of Monetary Economics, American Economic Review, Econometrica, and other top-tier journals. Alisdair’s primary area of research focuses on the macroeconomic implications of economic inequality.