Cortney Cowley
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City - Oklahoma City Branch

Cortney Cowley is an agricultural economist at the Oklahoma City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. In this role, she supports the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and the Federal Reserve System efforts surrounding agricultural economics research, analysis and outreach.

Cortney conducts research on issues related to the farm economy, agricultural finance, and natural resources. She is a contributor to the Bank’s Economic Review research journal, the Tenth District Survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions and the Agricultural Finance Databook. Cortney provides regular updates on the agricultural economy for the public, and for the Kansas City Fed’s president – a member of the Federal Open Market Committee.

Cortney joined the Bank in 2015 after completing her Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University. She also holds a B.S. degree in Biosystems Engineering from Oklahoma State and a M.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University.