Raphael Bostic, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will be the guest speaker at the spring Knoxville Economics Forum on March 23. Bostic, who took office in June, is responsible for monetary policy, bank supervision and regulation, and payment services for the Atlanta Fed. He also serves on the bank’s Federal Open Market Committee.
The annual event is sponsored by the Department of Economics in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business. The program will be at Club LeConte, atop the First Tennessee Building, 800 South Gay Street. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by the program at 8 a.m. The event costs $20, payable on the day of the event by cash or check.
Registration opens two weeks before the event.
Before joining the bank, Bostic was the Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California (USC). He earned his PhD in economics from Stanford University in 1995 and was employed as a research economist by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors until 2001 before he arrived at USC.
From 2009 to 2012, Bostic was the assistant secretary for policy development and research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In that role, he was a principal adviser to the secretary on policy and research, helping the secretary and other principal staff make informed decisions on HUD policies and programs, as well as on budget and legislative proposals.
For more information on the event, visit: http://knoxvilleeconomicsforum.org/.