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Reca Sarfati

Senior Research Analyst

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

I am a senior research analyst at the NY Fed, working with the dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) team on academic research, policy analysis, forecasting, and model development.

I am also a lead developer of DSGE.jl, a Julia package for solving, estimating, and forecasting DSGE models, as well as SMC.jl, which implements sequential Monte Carlo (SMC) sampling for approximation of posterior distributions.

A recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, I look forward to starting my Ph.D. in Economics at MIT in the fall of 2020.

All views expressed are my own, and do not reflect those of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York nor Federal Reserve System.

Interests

  • Macroeconomics
  • Theory
  • Development
  • Labor
  • Market Design
  • Computation

Education

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    Ph.D. in Economics, 2020-25 (expected)

  • NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

    Non-Degree Mathematics Masters Student, 2018-20

  • Brown University

    Sc.B. in Mathematics and Computer Science (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), 2014-18

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