Stephen Kay is the coordinator of Latin American analysis at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. His research focuses on political economy and public policy in Latin America. His articles on pension reform in Latin America have appeared in Comparative Politics, Foreign Policy, the Journal of Aging and Social Policy, the Journal of European Social Policy, the Journal of Inter-American Studies and World Affairs, Latin American Politics and Society, and the Atlanta Fed's Economic Review. He has testified twice before committees of the United States Congress on pension reform in Latin America. He holds a doctorate in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining the bank he taught at UCLA and California State University, Fullerton.