Chicago fed chief to speak at Moore School
Charles Evans, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will discuss the U.S. economy Monday, March 28, at the Darla Moore School of Business as part of its BB&T “Foundations of Capitalism” speaker series.
The lecture, titled “A Perspective on the Current Economy,” will take place from 4 – 5 p.m. in Lumpkin Auditorium on the eighth floor of the Moore School. The University of South Carolina event is free and open to the public.
Evans took the helm of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2007 as its ninth president and CEO. The Chicago fed is one of 12 regional reserve banks in the United States that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., comprise the nation’s central bank.
As head of the Chicago fed, Evans oversees 1,400 employees in Chicago and Detroit who conduct economic research, supervise financial institutions and provide payments to commercial banks and the U.S. government.
Evans taught economics at the Moore School from 1988 - 91 and has taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan. His research, which focuses on monetary policy on U.S. economic activity, inflation and financial prices, has been featured in “Journal of Political Economy,” “American Economic Review,” “Journal of Monetary Economics” and “Quarterly Journal of Economics.
BB&T is a notable supporter of the Moore School. The BB&T Chair for the Study of Capitalism at the Moore School was established in 2004 with a $1 million gift from the North Carolina-based financial-holding company. In addition to the lecture series, the course, “Foundations of Capitalism,” has been taught each spring since 2008 by Dr. Steven Mann.