International Affairs Fellowship in International Economics

The Program

The IAF in International Economics program was in operation from 2016 to 2022. 

The International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) in International Economics, sponsored by Kimberly Querrey, offered business economists as well as university-based economics scholars hands-on experience in the U.S. government to expand their range of thinking and work on international economic policy. Possible host placements for the fellowship appointment included but were not limited to the Federal Reserve Bank, International Monetary Fund, U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Department of Commerce, and relevant parts of the White House. The IAF in International Economics aimed to enrich the teaching, scholarship, and research of academics; inform the practice of business economists; and expose policymakers to cutting-edge scholarly research and academic debates. 

CFR gave me a unique opportunity to participate in intellectual arguments about applying a range of research tools to policy issues. I feel privileged to be able to contribute to the most important debates on the global economy and to work alongside such talented people.
Valentina Bruno, Professor, American University (2019–20 IAF in International Economics)

Selection Process

Selection as an IAF in International Economics was based on a combination of the following criteria:

  • scholarly qualifications
  • professional experience
  • firm grounding in international economic issues
  • contribution that the fellowship will make to the applicant’s career development
The IAF in International Economics Fellowship gave me the unique opportunity to sharpen the connections between research and current policy debates.
Amit Khandewhal, Professor, Columbia Business School (2019–20 IAF in International Economics)


A list of former fellows is available online at the Historical Roster of CFR’s International Affairs Fellows in International Economics.

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