Former President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Narayana Kocherlakota will give a talk on the United States’ economic outlook on Oct. 18 in Bertrand H. Snell Hall Room 213 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Kocherlakota was the President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis from 2009 to 2015. As part of his responsibilities in that position, he served on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the monetary policy making arm of the Federal Reserve System. Since leaving the Federal Reserve, he has been an active commentator on the economy, with appearances on CNBC, Bloomberg, and National Public Radio. He has been a Bloomberg Opinion columnist since 2016. He was named one of the top 100 global thinkers of 2012 by Foreign Policy magazine.
Kocherlakota has been serving as the Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester since 2016. He received an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Princeton University in 1983 and his Ph.D. in economics from The University of Chicago in 1987, under the guidance of future Nobel Laureate Lars Peter Hansen. He has held academic appointments at a number of institutions, including Stanford University, Northwestern University, The University of Iowa, and the University of Minnesota. He has published more than 50 scholarly articles and one textbook in a variety of fields in economics. His current research is on monetary policy.
His past research includes theoretical and empirical contributions to many fields in economics, including the economics of money and payments, business cycles, financial economics, public finance, and dynamic games/contracts. His current research is on monetary policy.
As a member of the FOMC, he spoke and wrote about a number of aspects of economic policy. As a professor, he intends to continue to write about economic policy.