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
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.