Economic Outreach Associate, Federal Reserve Bank of
Leigh-Ann Wilkins is an economic outreach associate in the Research
Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. She speaks to business
and financial leaders throughout the Third District about local business
conditions, macroeconomic trends, and monetary policy.
Her own research
interests include regional economic trends, consumer credit risk, and applied
behavioral economics. She is currently studying aggregate fluctuations in credit
scores over the business cycle.
Prior to joining the Research Department,
Wilkins worked as a quantitative analyst in the Bank’s Supervision, Regulation,
and Credit Department, where she analyzed emerging risks in retail credit
Wilkins has a master’s degree in applied economics from
Drexel University and dual bachelor’s degrees in economics and psychology from
West Virginia University.