Sam Schulhofer-Wohl is senior vice president and director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. In this role, he regularly attends meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee.
Schulhofer-Wohl joined the Minneapolis Fed as a senior economist in 2010. From 2007 to 2010 he was an assistant professor in the Department of Economics and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He has a background in newspaper reporting, designing, and copyediting and has worked at the Freeport (Ill.) Journal-Standard, the Birmingham (Ala.) Post-Herald, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Schulhofer-Wohl studied economics at the University of Chicago, receiving his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in 2003 and 2007, respectively. He also holds a B.A. in physics from Swarthmore College. Currently, his economic research focuses on risk sharing and migration.
Schulhofer-Wohl’s work has appeared in the Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Dynamics, American Journal of Sociology, and other journals. He is an affiliate of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development.