Mary HirtCED Policy Specialist
Recent Work: Small Business Credit Survey, housing affordability, and economic mobility
BiographyMary Hirt is a policy specialist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's community and economic development (CED) group. Hirt supports CED through her focus on small business development and finance, place-based initiatives, and capital absorption. Hirt holds a bachelor of arts in international studies with minors in social work and urban studies from the University of Michigan. After moving to Atlanta, Hirt earned a master's degree in city and regional planning from Georgia Institute of Technology, where she specialized in housing and community development, with her research focusing on housing mobility, community policing, and racial wealth inequality. Before pursuing her graduate degree, Hirt worked for the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research in Ann Arbor, where she analyzed data and coauthored reports on the sustainability cultural indicators program. Hirt has held research positions at the University of Michigan Graham Institute of Sustainability, and community engagement roles at the Michigan Community Scholars Program and at the Center for Civic Innovation in Atlanta.
Atlanta Fed Community and Economic Development Discussion Papers
Rental Housing Affordability in the Southeast: Data from the Sixth District
Ann Carpenter, Douglas White, Mary Hirt
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Mary Hirt and Janelle Williams. "Road to Recovery: The State of Southeastern Small Business," Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (August 3, 2022).
Dontá Council, Mary Hirt, and Julie Siwicki. "Household Financial Well-Being in the Southeast," Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (July 14, 2022).
Charlene van Dijk and Mary Hirt. "Modernizing Community Reinvestment Act Rules." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (July 11, 2022).
Mary Hirt and Mels de Zeeuw. "Not Quite Sunny: The State of Southeastern Small Businesses during COVID." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (June 29, 2021).
Jasmine Burnett, Mary Hirt, David A. Jackson, and Janelle Williams. "Tackling an Inclusive and Resilient Recovery in the Southeast." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (March 24, 2021).
Mary Hirt and Janelle Williams. "Southeastern Small Businesses in the Face of COVID-19." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (COVID-19 Publications 2020).
Brittany Birken, Ann Carpenter, Karen Leone de Nie, Sameera Fazili, Mary Hirt, David A. Jackson, Sarah Miller, Patrick Pontius, Julie Siwicki, Sarah Stein, Nisha Sutaria, and Janelle Williams. “Tackling the Unknown Together: Community Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (March/April 2020).
Mary Hirt. "Exploring Atlanta’s Community Development Landscape with Governor Lael Brainard." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (January/February 2017).
Sameera Fazili and Mary Hirt. "The Quest for Durable and Inclusive Economic Growth." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (July/August 2016).