Mailing address

Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Research and Statistics Division
20th St. & C St. NW
Washington, DC 20551-0001


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William B. Peterman

Section Chief
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System


I graduated from the Emory University in 2003 with highest honors in economics and mathematics. In the summer of 2011, I received my Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. I joined the fiscal analysis section of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in 2011 and became the section chief in 2020.

My research focuses on macroeconomics, computational economics, and public finance. I am interested in questions about optimal taxation solved in macroeconomic models.

Research Interests

Primary: Macroeconomics, Computational Economics
Secondary: Public Finance