2013-14 Speaker Schedule
All presentations of the “Your Wealth” Lecture Series are free and open to the public.
You, Monetary Policy, and the Economy: The Fed's Perspective
2 p.m. September, 23 in Reynolds Recital Hall
Narayana Kocherlakota took office as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis on Oct. 8, 2009. In that capacity. He serves on the Federal Open Market Committee, the policymaking arm of the Federal Reserve System. Kocherlakota was a professor at the University of Minnesota and has published Stanford University and has published more than 30 articles in academic journals. He earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1987 and an A.B. in mathematics from Princeton in 1983.
As part of the "Your Wealth" lecture series, Professor Steven Horowitz will speak at 5 p.m. Thursday,March 26th in the Jamrich Auditorium. Professor Horwitz will provide a history of the family as a social institution and argue that capitalism/classical liberalism and the wealth that it created were fundamental in transforming the family from an economic institution that was not good for women and kids, to the predominantly emotion/affection-based institution we have today. His talk focuses on how markets liberated women and changed childhood for the better. It will also include a brief discussion of divorce and same-sex marriage.