Events at the Richard B. Johnson Center

The RBJ Center and Phi Beta Kappa Dinner Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Federal Reserve System


Wednesday, April 16, 2014
6:00-7:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. PBK Association Election of Officers
7:15-8:30 p.m. Dinner and Presentation

The Mack Ballroom in the
Umphrey Lee Building, 3rd Floor, at SMU

Title of Dr. John Duca's Talk:

Addressing Financial Crises over the 100 Years of the Federal Reserve System: Lessons from the Great Depression to the Great Recession


What went wrong with the financial system that the Great Recession—and nearly a depression—occurred?  Why has the Fed engaged in unusual policy?  What is the outlook for the U.S. over the next few years?  These and other questions will be addressed by Associate Director of Research and Vice President John Duca of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.  John, a summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Yale College, later earned a Ph.D. from Princeton.  Over his 28 year career at the Fed, John has briefed several Fed chairpersons, including Paul Volcker, Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke, and Janet Yellen, as well as serving as an advisor to two presidents of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.  For nearly 10 years, John has also served as an adjunct professor at SMU, teaching money and banking in the evening. 

Registration Fee:

$15 Fee for SMU Students
$35 Fee for non-SMU attendees

Payment can be sent directly:

SMU Economics Department
C/O Laurie Nuchereno
PO Box 750496
Dallas, Texas 75275

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John Duca's Dallas Federal Reserve Bank Home Page Click Here
The Phi Beta Kappa Dallas Association Home Page Click Here