Thomas J. Fitzpatrick, IV |
Thomas J. Fitzpatrick IV is an economist in the Community Development Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. His primary fields of interest are housing and housing finance. Tom conducts applied research and outreach examining how governments, nonprofits, developers and consumers address low-value real property, and how regulations shape the interaction between consumers and financial markets. His work has been published in multiple outlets, including peer-reviewed academic and legal journals. A frequently invited speaker at conferences, Tom has counseled various agencies of the federal government as well as state and local entities on land banking, municipal ordinances, and other housing policy issues.
From 2007 to 2009, he was a research associate and visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. He has also worked as an investment advisor in the retirement plan industry.
Tom received his JD from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University and his bachelor’s from the College of Wooster. As a member of the Ohio Bar Association, he is licensed to practice law in Ohio. Tom also serves on the Board of Directors for the Cuyahoga County Land Bank and the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland chapter of the National Association of Business Economists.