Kei-Mu Yi is senior vice president and director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis. In this role, he regularly attends meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee.
Yi was formerly vice president and head of Monetary and Macroeconomic Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Yi joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia in 2004, following seven years of service at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he was a research officer in the Bank’s International Research unit. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, he was an assistant professor of economics at Rice University. Over the years, Yi has also taught at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as at Columbia University, New York University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Iowa.
Yi’s research focuses on issues relating to international trade, and economic growth and development. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.