The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has named economist Nathan Kauffman as assistant vice president and executive of the Omaha Branch.
The promotion will take effect Sept. 1, the Kansas City Branch of the nation’s central bank said in a statement. As the branch executive, Kauffman will serve as regional economist and lead officer in Nebraska. He will work closely with the Omaha Branch board of directors and will be responsible for briefing the Kansas City Fed President Esther George – a member of the Federal Open Market Committee – on economic and business activity.
Kauffman will also assume official responsibility for leading Kansas City Fed and Federal Reserve System efforts to track agricultural and rural economies, including the publication of the Tenth District Survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions, the national Agricultural Finance Databook and the Main Street Economist.
Kauffman’s research focuses primarily on commodity market analysis, agricultural policy, and rural finance. His additional research interests include international rural development and agricultural trade.
Kauffman has been an economist in the Regional Affairs Department at the branch since May 2012. Before joining the bank, he led agricultural economic development projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Kauffman received his doctorate in economics from Iowa State University.
As the regional headquarters of the nation’s central bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and its branches in Denver, Oklahoma City and Omaha serve the seven states of the Tenth Federal Reserve District: Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, northern New Mexico and western Missouri.