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Smith Williams

Acting Chief, Special Studies, Division of Insurance and Research
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Last Updated: May 11, 2015

Smith T. Williams is the Acting Chief of the Special Studies Section. She joined the FDIC Center for Financial Research after completing her PhD in Economics at the University of California, Irvine. Her current research focuses on the relationship between banks and the experiences of firms and communities. Smith's interests include start-up firms, entrepreneurship, job growth, community banks, and policy choice. Smith earned her BA from Randolph-Macon Woman's College and worked in international policy before attending graduate school.