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Annual H. Parker Willis Lecture Features the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Eric S. Rosengren, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, will give this year’s H. Parker Willis Lecture at Washington and Lee University on Monday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.

The title of Rosengren’s talk is “Current Issues in Monetary Policy.” It is free and open to the public. Rosengren will meet with faculty and students while at W&L.

Rosengren has been president and C.E.O. of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston since July 2007. Previously he headed the Bank’s supervision, regulation and credit group, and was active in domestic and international regulatory policy.

Rosengren joined the Fed in 1985 as an economist in the research department with a B.A. from Colby College and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has written extensively on macroeconomics, international banking, bank supervision and risk management, including articles in leading economics and finance journals.

In his research, Rosengren has made significant contributions in the fields of banking and monetary policy. He has served as an advisor on Japanese banking issues, and a focus of his recent research has been how financial problems can impact the real economy.

Rosengren is a director of the United Way, a trustee of Colby College and a member of advisory boards at Colby College and the University of Wisconsin.

Previous series’ lecturers included Dr. Ben S. Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve; Dr. Marvin Goodfriend, The Friends of Allan H. Meltzer Professor and professor of economics at Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business; and J. Alfred Broadus, past president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Va.