Federal Reserve Official Will Speak at Davidson March 24

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Davidson College invites the public and media representatives to attend an economics lecture with Donald L. Kohn, vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, on Wednesday evening, March 24. Kohn will deliver the annual Cornelson Distinguished Lecture in Economics, speaking on the topic, “Homework Assignments for Monetary Policy Makers.”
There is no charge to attend the talk, which begins at 8 p.m. in The Lilly Family Gallery of Chambers Building. For information call 704-894-2398.

Kohn was elected to the Board of Governors in 2002 and was appointed its Vice Chair in 2006. He previously served on its staff as adviser to the Board for Monetary Policy (2001-02), secretary of the Federal Open Market Committee (1987-2002), director of the Division of Monetary Affairs (1987-2001), and deputy staff director for monetary and financial policy (1983-87). He also held several positions in the Board’s Division of Research and Statistics.

Kohn began his career as a financial economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (1970-75) after earning his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Michigan. He earned his BA in economics at the College of Wooster.

Kohn has written extensively on issues related to monetary policy and its implementation by the Federal Reserve. These works were published in volumes issued by various organizations, including the Federal Reserve System, the Bank of England, the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Bank of Japan, the Bank of Korea, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the Brookings Institution.

Davidson is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for 1,800 students located 20 minutes north of Charlotte in Davidson, N.C. Since its establishment in 1837 by Presbyterians, the college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently regarded as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Through The Davidson Trust, the college became the first liberal arts institution in the nation to replace loans with grants in all financial aid packages, giving all students the opportunity to graduate debt-free. Davidson competes in NCAA athletics at the Division I level, and a longstanding Honor Code is central to student life at the college.

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