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Located at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Chicago Research Data Center (Chicago RDC) is a partnership between the U.S. Census Bureau and a consortium that includes the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois. The University of Notre Dame is an institutional member.  The Chicago RDC opened in 2002.

Executive Director


Shanthi Ramnath

Shanthi Ramnath is a Senior Economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Prior to joining the Chicago Fed, she worked as a Financial Economist in the Office of Tax Analysis at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Contact Information


Shahin Davoudpour, Ph.D., Administrator

Chicago Research Data Center
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
230 South La Salle Street
Chicago, IL 60604


Email Shahin Davoudpour

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 - March 23, 2023
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