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Gary Zimmerman
Senior Economist
Gary Zimmerman
Gary Zimmerman joined the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in the 1970s. As an economist, his research, analysis, and outreach activities support both the Economic Research and Public Information Departments. From 1996 to 1999, Gary served as the FDIC's San Francisco Regional Economist.
Gary's research has focused on economic and banking topics in the Twelfth District. He has written articles on banking industry competition and performance, the business cycle behavior of industries like high-tech, aerospace, and construction, as well as regional economic conditions in the West. He also is a regular contributor to the Bank's Ask Dr. Econ website.
Many of his research papers are published in the Bank's Economic Letter and Economic Review and are available on the Bank's website (
Gary earned his B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Cal-State East Bay (Hayward). He also has been a guest professor at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Economics University of Vienna) in Austria. Prior to that, he lectured on banking and financial institutions at the Graduate School of Business at Cal-State University, Hayward.
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