Christopher M. Russo is the Republican chief economist for the Senate Banking Committee. His work spans the full range of the Committee’s jurisdiction. He briefs members on economic conditions; advises on economic policy and legislation; and supports congressional oversight of the U.S. Treasury, Federal Reserve, and other agencies.

Mr. Russo is also a doctoral student in economics at George Mason University. His research focuses on monetary economics and economic history. Previously, he was a postgraduate research fellow with the Mercatus Center, an economics research center at Mason. Before Mercatus, he spent his career advising top policymakers at the New York Fed and Chicago Fed.

Russo has been published by prominent outlets including National Review, The Hill, Barron’s, and Morning Consult. His views have been quoted by WSJ, CNBC, Reuters, S&P Global, and other leading news organizations. Russo has regularly appeared on live broadcast media, such as C-SPAN’s Washington Journal. He has testified about his expert views before a subcommittee of House Financial Services.

Russo earned a master’s degree in Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago. He completed his undergraduate work in Mathematics and Economics at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

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