Susan Collins, a member of the NBER Board of Directors who is currently provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan, has been named the next president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. She will be a voting member of the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee when she takes up her new role in July.
Collins is an expert on international macroeconomics who taught at Harvard University and Georgetown University before moving to Michigan, where she is the Edward M. Gramlich Collegiate Professor of Public Policy and a professor of economics. She served for a decade as the dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard and her PhD from MIT, both in economics.
Collins was an NBER research associate affiliated with the International Finance and Macroeconomics Program until her election to the NBER board in 2019.