Principal economist at the Federal Reserve to deliver Truex Lecture

Whenever major representatives from the Federal Reserve System speak, the economic world listens. One such representative will make his way to William Jewell College this month.

Dr. Neil R. Ericsson, a principal economist of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, will speak as part of Jewell’s Truex Economic and Financial Forum at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 at Yates-Gill College Union. A reception will follow the lecture.

Ericsson is a research professor in the Department of Economics at The George Washington University in addition to his role with the Fed. He has earned degrees in economics fields from Yale University and the London School of Economics. He has published more than 70 papers on empirical economic modeling, econometrics and forecasting, and has edited three books. He has taught courses on economic modeling and forecasting at universities, central banks and international organizations, and has consulted at the World Bank.

The Everett P. Truex Economic and Financial Forum was created through the generosity of Everett P. Truex ’42 and is designed to engage relevant issues related to finance and economics. The lecture is part of Jewell’s “Perspectives on the Common Good” lecture series, which explores the complexities of selfhood, responsibilities and values in a pluralistic world.

The Truex Lecture will take questions from the audience using the Twitter hashtag #askneilericsson. Tweets must be sent from a public profile.

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09-30-2016