I am a Research Economist with the Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

I study law and economics, the economics of the justice system, and economic inequality in the US. Recently I’ve studied bail reform policies, the use of algorithmic tools in the justice system, and the long-run effects of racial violence. My research has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, CNN, and WIRED. 

I received my PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 2022. During my PhD, I was a Stone PhD Scholar in Harvard’s Inequality & Social Policy Program, a Considine Fellow at Harvard Law School, and a Horowitz Foundation Grantee.  Before graduate school, I was a Research Fellow at Stanford Law School. I received my BA in Mathematics and Economics from Williams College. 

Outside of academic research, I write a blog – The Little Datasetwhich explores a wide range of questions with data and economics.

My email: alex@albrightalex.com

Twitter: @allbriteallday + Bluesky: @allbriteallday 

Pronouns: (she/her)

The views expressed here are my own and do not necessarily represent those of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis or the Federal Reserve System.