Mary C. Daly, PhD

Quintiles Senior Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
Senior Vice President and Associate Director, Economic Research, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Mary C. Daly, PhD's Bio

Mary C. Daly, PhD, 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. She is also chair of the bank’s Diversity Council and serves on the bank’s executive committee in charge of strategic direction and policy for the Twelfth District.

Daly’s research focuses on labor economics, economic inequality, wage and unemployment dynamics, and disability and retirement policy. She has collaborated with scholars in a multitude of fields 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.

Daly serves on the U.S. Congressional Budget Office Panel of Economic Advisers and is a research fellow at the IZA Institute in Bonn, Germany. She serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis and Industrial Relations Journal. She served as a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Expert Panel, the Social Security Advisory Board’s Technical Panel and the National Academy of Social Insurance’s Committee on the Privatization of the Social Security Retirement Program.

She earned a BA from the University of Missouri–Kansas City, an MS from the University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign and a PhD in economics from Syracuse University.

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