Julia Coronado is President and Founder of MacroPolicy Perspectives LLC, an economic research consulting firm based in New York that analyzes the US economy from a global perspective with a focus on financial market linkages and demographic realities. Julia is an Executive in Residence and a blogger for Rutgers Center for Real Estate and a regular commentator on Marketplace. Julia has more than a decade of experience as a financial market economist including serving as Chief Economist for Graham Capital Management and BNP Paribas, and as a Senior Economist at Barclays Capital. After receiving her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin, Julia worked for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington D.C. for eight years. She regularly briefed the Board and contributed to the FOMC forecasts, and represented the Federal Reserve at meetings of the OECD’s Committee on Financial Markets. Julia has published a number of scholarly articles on issues related to pension finances, social security, and retirement saving adequacy and behavior. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of MTGE Corporation and the Pension Research Council at the Wharton School. She is a member of the Treasury Markets Practices Group and the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and a member of the Economic Studies Council at The Brookings Institution.