Mark Fisher

Financial Economist and Associate Policy Adviser

Research Department
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1000 Peachtree Street N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309-4470
404-498-8757
mark.fisher@atl.frb.org

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  • Biography

    Mark Fisher is a financial economist and associate policy adviser on the financial team at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. His research interests include asset pricing, the term structure of interest rates, and general equilibrium with recursive preferences.

    Prior to joining the Atlanta Fed, Dr. Fisher was an economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He was a finance and economics lecturer at North Carolina State University from 1982 to 1989.

    Dr. Fisher's research has appeared in journals including the Journal of Finance, the American Economic Review, and the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

    Dr. Fisher received his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He earned both his MBA in finance and his doctorate in finance and economics from the University of Chicago.

  • Research

    Publications

    "Happy-Hour Economics, or How an Increase in Demand Can Produce a Decrease in Price." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Review, Second Quarter 2005.

    "Modeling the Term Structure of Interest Rates: An Introduction." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Review, Third Quarter 2004.

    "Special Repo Rates: An Introduction." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Review, Second Quarter 2002.

    "Forces That Shape the Yield Curve." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Review, First Quarter 2001.

    Atlanta Fed Working Papers

    2009-26
    Inflation and Monetary Regimes
    Gerald P. Dwyer and Mark Fisher
    September 2009
    Abstract | Full text in PDF (418 KB)

    2001-3
    Forces That Shape the Yield Curve: Parts 1 and 2
    Mark Fisher
    March 2001
    Abstract | Full text in PDF (493 KB)

    99-18
    Consumption and Asset Prices with Recursive Preferences: Continuous-Time Approximations to Discrete-Time Models
    Mark Fisher
    November 1999
    Abstract | Full text in PDF (458 KB)

    99-17
    Consumption and Asset Prices with Homothetic Recursive Preferences
    Mark Fisher and Christian Gilles
    November 1999
    Abstract | Full text in PDF (452 KB)