UNCW Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series to Present Jeffrey M. Lacker of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Jeffrey M. Lacker, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, will speak on “Economic Leadership in an Uncertain World” at UNCW on April 12 as part of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series. The event, which is open to UNCW students, faculty and staff, will be at 4 p.m. in the Burney Center.

“As the leader of the nation’s most influential financial institution, Jeff Lacker is instrumental in shaping policies that affect every American,” said Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli. “It is an honor to welcome him to UNCW to share his expert perspectives on leadership and monetary policy as they relate to the health of the U.S. and global economies.”

The Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series features executives, government officials, academic professionals and nationally recognized speakers. Its purpose is to bring individuals to UNCW to discuss topics related to values, hard work and leadership, and who can serve as role models for UNCW’s students.

Lacker was promoted to his current position in 2004. In that role, he serves on the Federal Open Market Committee, the arm of the Federal Reserve that determines monetary policy. He has written numerous articles for professional journals on monetary, financial and payment economics.

His previous experience includes positions as senior vice president and director of research for the Richmond Fed, as well as assistant professor of economics at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. He also worked at Wharton Econometrics in Philadelphia, taught at the College of William & Mary and was a visiting scholar at the Swiss National Bank.

Lacker holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin and received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Franklin & Marshall College. His civic involvement includes service on the University of Richmond Board of Trustees and the board of directors of the Council for Economic Education.

A Q&A will follow the speech.

-- Tricia Vance