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Located at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the Atlanta Research Data Center (ARDC) is a partnership between the U.S. Census Bureau and a consortium that includes Georgia State University, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Emory University, Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia, Tulane University, Vanderbilt University, Auburn University, and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. The ARDC opened in 2011.

Executive Director

Julie Hotchkiss

Julie L. Hotchkiss, Ph.D.

Julie Hotchkiss is a Research Economist and Senior Policy Advisor with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.


Contact Information

Melissa Banzhaf, Administrator

Melissa Ruby Banzhaf, Ph.D., Administrator

Atlanta Research Data Center
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1000 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309


Email Melissa Banzhaf 

Partner Institutions

The operation of each Federal Statistical Research Data Center (RDC) is supported by both the Census Bureau and RDC partner institutions. Some RDC partner institutions form consortiums to share the operational costs of the RDC and may waive user fees for their affiliates. Several RDCs have built branch locations to reduce the cost of researchers commuting to the core location while still maintaining the identical stringent information technology and physical security requirements.

Page Last Revised - December 16, 2021
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