Jeff Larrimore is the section chief for the Consumer and Community Research Section at the Federal Reserve Board, where he oversees the Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking. This survey monitors the financial circumstances of U.S. families, with an emphasis on how low and middle income individuals are faring.
Much of Jeff's research focuses on income inequality, income mobility, and the implications of taxes and public transfers on the distribution of economic resources. His recent research uses IRS tax data to explore income trends in the United States during the COVID recession. His work has been published in journals including the Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and the Journal of Public Economics. It has also been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and other national news outlets.
Jeff previously worked as a senior economist for the Council of Economic Advisers focusing on employment policies and as an economist for the Joint Committee on Taxation estimating the impacts of tax legislation on federal tax revenues. He also has taught as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and the University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University and his B.A. in economics and political science from Davidson College.