2020/21 Apex Awardee - Jason Brown
Jason Brown is an Assistant Vice President and Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. In this role, he leads the regional and commodities research of the Bank and also conducts research on issues related to regional economic growth, emerging industries, and structural change in industry and labor markets. Brown also regularly briefs the Kansas City Fed’s President and CEO, a member of the Federal Open Market Committee, on regional economic conditions in the 10th Federal Reserve District.
Prior to joining the KC Fed, Brown was an economist at the USDA Economic Research Service in Washington D.C. Before graduate school he worked for Cargill at several grain and farm input operations in Northwest Indiana. He earned his PhD in agricultural economics from Purdue University in 2009, where he was a recipient of a USDA National Needs Fellowship.
Dr. Brown conducts research on issues related to regional economic growth, emerging industries, natural resource development, and structural change in local economies. His research has been published in several academic journals and in USDA and Federal Reserve publications.
He and his wife, Taylor, and their six children live in Lenexa, KS.