December 6, 2018
Ryotaro Tashiro is a regional economic advisor in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. He is responsible for conducting research on current regional economic issues in the Federal Reserve’s Third District and informing external audiences on national and regional economic conditions, monetary policy, and the role of the Federal Reserve in the economy.
Prior to joining the Bank in June 2016, Tashiro was a business analyst for Bloomberg, where he was responsible for conducting research on issues related to equity data quality. He also has substantial teaching experience, ranging from high school advanced placement economics to undergraduate intermediate Japanese and intermediate Spanish.
Tashiro has a master’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Kenyon College.
Ben Davis enters his fourth season in the booth after joining the Phillies broadcast team in February of 2015. He previously spent four years as an in-studio baseball analyst for CSN Philly and made occasional appearances on 94.1 WIP's morning show.
A local product, Ben was selected by the San Diego Padres as the second overall pick in the 1995 draft out of Malvern Preparatory School and went on to have a seven-year (1998-2004) major league career with the Padres (1998-2001), Seattle Mariners (2002-04) and Chicago White Sox (2004). Ben transitioned to pitcher for the final three seasons (2008-10) of his professional career, spent with single-A Sarasota in the Cincinnati Reds organization and the Camden Riversharks of the independent Atlantic League.
Ben currently resides in West Chester, Pa., with his wife Megan and their four children.