Emily Garr Pacetti

Former Associate Director

Emily Garr Pacetti is VP and Community Affairs Officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and formerly an Associate Director at The Rockefeller Foundation.

She was Director of Research and Evaluation at the Fund for Our Economic Future in Cleveland, Ohio, a philanthropic collaborative dedicated to making the Northeast Ohio region more economically competitive and inclusive. She also brings experience in regional labor market analyses gained at The Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program and The Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., where she tracked the geographic distribution of poverty, income and jobs in the great recession and slow-growth recovery. Her previous experience also includes serving as Research Fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Working Cities Initiative and as a Fulbright Fellow in Mexico City.

Ms. Pacetti received a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a master’s degree in urban studies from El Colegio de Mexico, and a bachelor’s degree in political communications from Emerson College.

Authored Content

  • Aug 07 2017
    Blog Post Planning for Proximity: How a Study in Real Estate Development Can Promote Social Mobility Local businesses, governments, and neighborhood advocacy groups generally have one thing in common: a desire for thriving neighborhoods where old and new residents can increase incomes, build wealth and invest back into their local community. Recent research by the Center for Real Estate and Analysis at the George Washington University (GWU), with support from The […] Emily Garr Pacetti, Katherine Mella, Sandra Lobo
  • Dec 13 2016
    Blog Post The Five Characteristics of an Inclusive Economy: Getting Beyond the Equity-Growth Dichotomy The concept that growth will “trickle down” to the poor and most disadvantaged among us has been proven to be fundamentally flawed. Instead, we have learned that when we invest in making economies more equitable from the bottom up, or the middle class out, economic growth is likely to be better for everyone’s pocketbooks, for […] Emily Garr Pacetti