Jeff Allen is a Risk Modeling and Analytics Specialist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he works on a wide range of projects at the intersection of data analytics and financial public policy. Prior to the Fed, he worked in the World Bank’s Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation Global practice. Jeff received his PhD in International Political Economy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where he wrote his dissertation on economic sanctions. His research and methodological interests revolve around the use of statistical modeling and machine learning to monitor aspects of the global financial system and to evaluate the impact of international economic policies. His academic research has appeared in Business and Politics and PLoS ONE. Jeff’s teaching interests include a variety of topics in quantitative methodology and analytical programming, including data wrangling, visualization, and applied statistics, among other areas.