New South Wales

The USA: an economic and monetary policy outlook


From: Tuesday March 24, 2015, 12:15 pm

To: Tuesday March 24, 2015, 2:00 pm

Australian Business Economists present a lunchtime briefing and discussion with Dr John C Williams - President and Chief Executive Officer San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank   John_Williams_400x Dr John C. Williams took office as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in March, 2011. In this role, he serves on the Federal Open Market Committee, bringing the Fed’s Twelfth District’s perspective to monetary policy discussions in Washington. Dr Williams was previously the executive vice president and director of research for the San Francisco bank, which he joined in 2002. He began his career in 1994 as an economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, following the completion of his PhD. in Economics at Stanford University. Dr Williams’ research focuses on topics including: monetary policy under uncertainty; innovation; productivity, and business cycles. He has collaborated with economists from throughout the country and across the globe to examine economic and policy issues from different perspectives, and has published numerous articles in leading research journals. Dr Williams currently serves as the managing editor of the International Journal of Central Banking. Previously, he served as associate editor of the American Economic Review. Additionally, he served as senior economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers and as a lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Prior to completing his doctorate at Stanford, he earned a Master’s of Science with distinction in economics from the London School of Economics in 1989, and an AB with high distinction from the University of California at Berkeley in 1984. The session will be presented via videolink from San Francisco. Dr Williams has agreed to take questions from the floor. There will be no live broadcast of this function. Cost: $185 members, $235 non-members, $2250 tables (of 10 guests each) Lunch includes two courses and beverages. Enquiries: or call 0419 256 339 Click here to book online


Grand Ballroom, The Westin

1 Martin Place, Sydney

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