Michael Kister was a 2020–21 Eranda Rothschild Foundation Junior Fellow* and a research analyst at the Peterson Institute for International Economics from September 2019 to August 2022. He worked with C. Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow Olivier Blanchard on issues related to fiscal policy.
Prior to joining the Institute, Kister was a research assistant in the Division of Research and Statistics at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, where he developed models relevant to conducting inference on macroeconomic conditions. He received his bachelor’s degrees in physics and economics from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017.
*The Peterson Institute is grateful to the Eranda Rothschild Foundation for their support in establishing a junior fellowship program at the Institute that is designed to give men and women who are at an early stage of their careers the opportunity to work in an intellectually challenging, highly collaborative, and policy relevant environment, alongside some of the world’s leading economists. The Eranda Rothschild Foundation Junior Fellowship is awarded annually to outstanding young economists who have demonstrated exceptional talents in and enthusiasm for the study of economic policy.