Elif Sen is an economic analyst in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Her responsibilities include conducting the monthly Business Outlook Survey for nonmanufacturing firms, which asks participants about the direction of change in overall business activity and about the various measures of activity at their firms such as employment, orders, and prices. She also analyzes regional data for the Bank’s Third District, which includes eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware; these analyses are released on the Bank’s website.
Sen joined the Bank in 2006. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics with a concentration in mathematical economics from Haverford College in Haverford, Pa. She recently completed the Bank’s Financial Business Management Certificate Program with Temple University’s Fox School of Business and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in urban spatial analytics at the University of Pennsylvania. Sen has also volunteered for the Bank’s financial literacy program, which focuses on teaching first-grade students about basic financial concepts.