ROCK HILL, S.C. - Jeffrey M. Lacker, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, will give the M.B.A. lecture on Oct. 20 at Winthrop University on "Interest Rate Policy after Greenspan."
The speech will provide Lacker’s perspective on the successes in monetary policy over the last 18 years, and draw some lessons for approaching monetary policy moving forward. The speech will be at 7 p.m. in the Frances May Barnes Recital Hall on the Winthrop campus.
A native of Lexington, Ky., Lacker received a bachelor of arts degree in economics in 1977 from Franklin and Marshall College. Following graduation, he joined Wharton Econometrics in Philadelphia, Pa., and went on to earn a Ph.D. in economics in 1984 from the University of Wisconsin.
Lacker was an assistant professor of economics at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management from 1984-89, and joined the Bank in 1989 as an economist in the banking area of the research department. He was named research officer in 1994, vice president in 1996, senior vice president and director of research in May 1999 and in August 2004, he began serving a five-year term as president.
The author of numerous articles in professional journals on monetary, financial, and payment economics, Lacker has presented his work at several universities and central banks. In 1992-93 he taught at The College of William and Mary, and in 1997 he was a visiting scholar at the Swiss National Bank.
Lacker is a member of the Maggie L. Walker Governor's School Advisory Council, and serves as director for the board of the Richmond Jewish Foundation. He also is a member of the Junior Achievement of Central Virginia Advisory Board and director of the World Affairs Council of Greater Richmond. He and his wife, Lisa Halberstadt, have two sons, Benjamin and Daniel.
For more information, call 803/323-2409.