Speaker Bio


Emily Perlmeter

Emily Perlmeter

Senior Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Emily Ryder Perlmeter is Senior Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, in the Research and Studies division of Community Development. She is the lead for the Dallas Fed’s role in the Small Business Credit Survey, a nationally representative survey on the credit needs and experiences of small business owners.

She specializes in research on consumer debt burdens and loan performance, affordable housing access, and small business resilience, with an emphasis on women-owned firms and small business owners of color. She earned her Master’s in Public Administration from New York University in 2011, concentrating in econometrics and policy analysis. She also holds a BA from the George Washington University. She lives with her husband, two kids, and cat in Dallas, Texas.