The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas covers the Eleventh Federal Reserve District, which includes Texas, northern Louisiana and southern New Mexico. The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the nation's central bank. The Dallas Fed is the only one where all external branches reside in the same state (although the region itself includes northern Louisiana as well as southern New Mexico). The Dallas Fed has branch offices in El Paso, Houston, and San Antonio. The Dallas bank is located at 2200 Pearl St. in Uptown area of Oak Lawn, just north of downtown Dallas and the Dallas Arts District. Prior to 1992, the bank was located at 400 S. Akard Street, in the Government District in Downtown Dallas. The older Dallas Fed building, which opened in 1921, was built in the Beaux-arts style, with large limestone structure with massive carved eagles and additional significant detailing; it is a City of Dallas Designated Landmark structure. The current Dallas Fed building, opened in September 1992, was designed by three architectural firms: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York; Sikes Jennings Kelly & Brewer, Houston; and John S. Chase, FAIA, Dallas and Houston. Dallas-based Austin Commercial Inc. served as project manager and general contractor.
The Dallas Fed is the nation's central processor for Treasury coupons and manages the national Electronic Transfer Account program, processes checks for federal benefit recipients. The Dallas Fed also focused on research dealing with maquiladoras and other U.S.-Mexico border economics. The president, as of 2005, is Richard W. Fisher, the former vice chairman of Kissinger and Associates. His predecessor, who served from 1991–2005, was Robert D. McTeer.
Recent Research Initiatives
- May 23, 2013 workshop, Recent Advances in Program and Policy Evaluation in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Community Development Department.
- Fall 2013 symposium, The Role of Credit Channels is Promulgating Economic Recessions and Recoveries in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Research Department.