Treasury official joins SIPA as scholar

Patricia C. Mosser, a leading economic researcher with 25 years’ experience at the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve Bank of New York, will join Columbia SIPA as a senior research scholar and senior fellow in international finance. She will also serve as founding director of SIPA’s new initiative on central banking, monetary policy, global finance and prudential practice.

Mosser, whose appointment at SIPA will begin on June 1, has spent the past two years as deputy director in charge of research and analysis for the Office of Financial Research (OFR) at the U.S. Treasury Department. Before joining OFR Mosser worked from 1991 to 2013 at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

“I’m pleased to welcome Patricia Mosser to SIPA,” said Dean Merit E. Janow. “She brings extensive knowledge and wide-ranging networks to our school from her service at the U.S. Treasury Department and distinguished career at New York Fed, and she will play a lead role in developing a new set of activities at SIPA on central banking and sound capital markets. We look forward to working with her as we continue to enhance SIPA’s leadership in this critical area.”

At the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Mosser rose to become senior vice president and senior advisor in the Markets Group. In that role she was responsible for financial market analysis and monetary policy operations, including many crisis-related facilities. In addition, she led policy analysis of financial stability and financial reform issues.

Joining SIPA is a return to Columbia for Mosser, who taught economics as an assistant professor from 1986 to 1991.

“I look forward to joining an institution known for its leadership in the areas of finance and policy and to applying my experience for the benefit of scholars and students as we build this exciting new initiative,” Mosser said.

Mosser has published numerous papers in academic and policy journals including the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Federal Reserve’s Economic Policy Review and Current Issues in Economics and Finance. She served on the board of the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession from 2007 to 2010.

In addition to a PhD in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mosser earned an MSc with distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA from Wellesley College.