Dr. Chakravorti is responsible for coordinating The Clearing House's quantitative and data driven research efforts and providing owner banks with insight and analysis on economic, regulatory and payment system issues. He directly participates in the organization's public policy efforts and works closely with chief economists and research directors at owner banks, academic institutions, and regulatory agencies. In addition, Bob is the principal staff advisor to The Clearing House's Academic Advisory Council.
Prior to joining the Clearing House, he was a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago and Dallas for 15 years. In this capacity, he advised senior policymakers about financial market and payment system policy at the Federal Reserve and other central banks. Prior to joining the Fed, Bob was a senior associate at KPMG where he advised foreign governments on economic policy issues and interacted with central banks, finance ministries and international organizations to understand and monitor local economic and political conditions.
Bob has written more than 30 articles for industry, academic and Federal Reserve publications on public policy issues and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on financial markets. He has been a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund, Nederlandsche Bank (the Dutch central bank), and several universities. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from Brown University and his B.A. in Economics & Genetics from the University of California-Berkeley.