Richard A. Brown

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Richard A. Brown
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Chief Economist

Richard A. Brown concurrently serves as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s (FDIC) chief economist and as associate director in the FDIC’s Division of Insurance and Research. As chief economist, he is responsible for developing and communicating the FDIC’s perspective on a wide range of economic and risk-management issues. Brown speaks often on the economy to bankers and trade groups and has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Business Week, CNBC and other media outlets. Prior to coming to the FDIC in 1990, Brown held research positions at the Resolution Trust Corp., the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corp. and the Federal Home Loan Bank Board. Brown completed a doctorate in economics at the George Washington University and received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Cincinnati.