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Sept. 25, 2020
MILWAUKEE — Eric Rosengren, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, will virtually deliver Marquette University's annual Marburg Memorial Lecture at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 8.
The lecture is hosted by the Department of Economics in the College of Business Administration and open to the public. Registration with further event information is available online.
Rosengren has served as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston — one of 12 regional Federal Reserve banks — since 2007. As CEO, he leads the Boston branch’s work, which includes economic research and analysis, banking supervision and financial stability efforts, community economic development activities and a wide range of payments, technology, and finance initiatives. He is also a participant in the Federal Open Market Committee, the monetary policymaking body of the United States.
Rosengren has taken a rigorously data-driven approach in forming his views on the national and regional economy. His research and policy positions pay close attention to both aspects of the Fed’s dual mandate – labor market outcomes as well as price stability. His work as a researcher and now as a policymaker has often focused on financial stability issues and their impact on the real Main Street economy.
Under Rosengren’s leadership, the Boston Fed has put forth a number of efforts to expand its outreach and impact on low- and moderate-income communities. Efforts include hosting sizable foreclosure prevention workshops during the Great Recession and running a competition for postindustrial New England communities to develop cross-sector collaboration, which ultimately helped to improve the lives of lower-income residents.
The Marburg Lecture series is named in honor of the late Theodore F. Marburg, a long-time member of the economics department. The goal of the lecture is to provide a forum for the discussion of moral, philosophical and social dimensions of economic issues, as well as continue Professor Marburg's commitment to the economic aspects of peace and justice. The Marburg Lecture is made possible by the generosity of the Marburg family and through the support of the Center for Global and Economic Studies.
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