M. Melinda Pitts is a research economist and associate policy adviser on the regional team in the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Her major fields of study are health and labor economics.
Prior to joining the Bank in 2002, Dr. Pitts was an assistant professor of economics at Georgia State University, in Atlanta. She also worked as an assistant professor of economics at Salisbury State University in Salisbury, Maryland.
Dr. Pitts has published in several journals, including Industrial Relations, the American Economic Review, Archives of Internal Medicine, and Research in Labor Economics.
She is a member of the American Economic Association, International Health Economics Association, American Society of Health Economists, and the Society of Labor Economics.
Dr. Pitts received her doctorate in economics in 1997 and her master’s degree in economics in 1993, both from North Carolina State University. She received her bachelor of arts in economics in 1987 from Clemson University.