Fuhrer Joins MassDevelopment As Chief Strategy Officer

Former executive vice president for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston joins MassDevelopment as chief strategy officer

Keith Griffin

March 4, 2020

Jeffrey C. Fuhrer, former executive vice president and senior policy advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, has joined MassDevelopment as its new chief strategy officer.

In his new role, Fuhrer will advise on economic trends and oversee strategic planning for the agency’s financing tools and real estate services supporting economic growth and opportunity across Massachusetts.

Fuhrer served at Boston Fed from 2006 until his retirement earlier this year. Fuhrer began his career at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; he started there as a research assistant and, after earning his doctorate, returned in 1985 as a senior economist. Fuhrer has been active in economic research for more than three decades and has served as an associate editor for the American Economic Review.

He has published numerous scholarly papers on the interactions among monetary policy, inflation, consumer spending, and asset prices. Fuhrer earned an AB in economics with highest honors from Princeton University and received his MA and PhD in economics from Harvard University.

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