Raphael W. Bostic

President and Chief Executive Officer

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

DR. RAPHAEL W. BOSTIC is the 15th president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, which serves the Sixth Federal Reserve District covering Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, and parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. He is responsible for all of the Bank’s activities, including monetary policy, bank supervision and regulation, and payment services. He is also a member of the Federal Open Market Committee.

Prior to the Atlanta Fed, Bostic served as the Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California (USC). His research interests include home ownership, housing finance, neighborhood change, and the role of institutions in shaping policy effectiveness. While at USC, he served as director of the master of real estate development degree program and was the founding director of the Casden Real Estate Economics Forecast. Bostic also served as interim director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and chaired the center’s Governance, Management, and Policy Process department.

Bostic has held a number of government and non-profit leadership roles, including as assistant secretary for policy development and research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Bostic holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard and a doctorate in economics from Stanford University.