President Biden nominated her to the Board in January this year but her confirmation was delayed in the Senate due to Republican opposition.
Professor Cook’s current research interests include economic growth and development, innovation, financial institutions and markets, and economic history. She is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and is the author of several published articles, book chapters, and working papers. She is also on the Board of Editors of the Journal of Economic Literature.
She served at the White House Council of Economic Advisers under President Obama and had visiting appointments at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the University of Michigan, and the Federal Reserve Banks of New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia.
In addition to her new role as a Governor of the Federal Reserve, she currently serves on the Advisory Boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Academic Advisory Council).