Mary C. Daly, Ph.D.
Mary C. Daly, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President and Associate Director of Economic Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. In this role, she oversees key research functions and supports the development of monetary policy by guiding and providing relevant economic and financial analyses. Dr. Daly is also the Chair of the Bank’s Diversity Council, committed to creating an inclusive environment, where employees have an opportunity to grow and develop. Furthermore she serves on the Bank’s Executive Committee in charge of strategic direction and policy for the Twelfth District. She began her career as an economist at the San Francisco Federal Reserve in 1996 following the completion of a National Institute of Aging Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Northwestern University.

Dr. Daly’s research focuses on topics including labor economics, economic inequality, wage and unemployment dynamics, and disability and retirement policy. She has collaborated with scholars in a multitude of fields and from around the globe to bring economic analysis into the development of effective and sustainable public policies. She has published numerous articles in leading research journals and authored and edited several books.

Dr. Daly currently serves on the U.S. Congressional Budget Office Panel of Economic Advisors and is a Research Fellow at the University of Southern California Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany. She also serves on the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis and the journal Industrial Relations. Dr. Daly has served as a member of the Institute of Medicine Expert Panel, the Technical Panel of the Social Security Advisory Board, and the National Academy of Social Insurance Committee on the Privatization of the Social Security Retirement Program.

Prior to completing her Ph.D. in Economics at Syracuse University, she earned a Master’s of Science degree in economics from the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign in 1987 and a B.A. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1985.

Dr. Daly is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. She lives with her partner in the San Francisco Bay Area.