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Janet L. Yellen
Chair, Board of Governors
Federal Reserve System

Janet Yellen took office as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on February 3, 2014, for a four-year term ending February 3, 2018. Dr. Yellen also serves as Chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, the System’s principal monetary policymaking body. Prior to her appointment as Chair, Dr. Yellen served as Vice Chair of the Board of Governors, taking office in October 2010, when she simultaneously began a 14-year term as a member of the Board that will expire January 31, 2024.

Dr. Yellen is Professor Emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley where she was the Eugene E. and Catherine M. Trefethen Professor of Business and Professor of Economics and has been a faculty member since 1980.

Dr. Yellen took leave from Berkeley for five years starting August 1994. She served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System through February 1997, and then left the Federal Reserve to become chair of the Council of Economic Advisers through August 1999. She also chaired the Economic Policy Committee of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development from 1997 to 1999. She also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco from 2004 to 2010.

Dr. Yellen is a member of both the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has served as President of the Western Economic Association, Vice President of the American Economic Association and a Fellow of the Yale Corporation.

Dr. Yellen graduated summa cum laude from Brown University with a degree in economics in 1967, and received her Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in 1971. She received the Wilbur Cross Medal from Yale in 1997, an honorary doctor of laws degree from Brown in 1998, and an honorary doctor of humane letters from Bard College in 2000.

An Assistant Professor at Harvard University from 1971 to 1976, Dr. Yellen served as an Economist with the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors in 1977 and 1978, and on the faculty of the London School of Economics and Political Science from 1978 to 1980.

Dr. Yellen has written on a wide variety of macroeconomic issues, while specializing in the causes, mechanisms, and implications of unemployment.

 

 

Joseph E. Stiglitz
University Professor
Columbia University

Joseph Stiglitz is a professor of economics at Columbia University, the winner of the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, and a lead author of the 1995 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He was chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisors under President Clinton, and chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank from 1997-2000. Stiglitz received the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded annually to the American economist under 40 who has made the most significant contribution to the subject. He was a Fulbright Scholar at Cambridge University, held the Drummond Professorship at All Souls College Oxford, and has also taught at M.I.T, Yale, Stanford and Princeton.

Stiglitz helped create a new branch of economics, "The Economics of Information," exploring the consequences of information asymmetries and pioneering such pivotal concepts as adverse selection and moral hazard. His work has helped explain the circumstances in which markets do not work well, and how selective government intervention can improve their performance.

At Columbia, Stiglitz is a member and former chair of the Committee on Global Thought and is founder and co-president of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue. He is also the former president of the International Economic Association, co-chair of the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress and chair of the Commission of Experts of the President of the United Nations General Assembly on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System.

Stiglitz is the author of numerous books and articles, most recently The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future and, with Bruce Greenwald, Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development and Social Progress.

Remarks


 

Lael Brainard
Chair, Committee on Consumer and Community Affairs
Board of Governors
Federal Reserve System

Bio

 

James Bullard
President and CEO
Federal Reserve Bank
of St. Louis

Bio

 

 

Narayana Kocherlakota
President and CEO
Federal Reserve Bank
of Minneapolis

Bio

 

Plenary Speakers


 

Raj Chetty
Bloomberg Professor of Economics
Harvard University
The Equality of Opportunity Project

Bio

 

Diana Elliott
Research Manager, Financial Security and Mobility Project
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Bio

 

 

Eric A. Hanushek
Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow
Hoover Institution
Stanford University

Bio

 

Neil Howe
Founder and President
Saeculum Research

Bio

 

 

Rucker Johnson
Associate Professor of Public Policy
Goldman School of Public Policy
University of California Berkeley

Bio

 

Gustavo A. Marrero
Associate Professor of Economics
Universidad de La Laguna

Bio

 

 

Katherine S. Newman
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Bio

 

Robert D. Putnam
Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy
Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University

Bio

 

 

Juan Gabriel Rodríguez
Associate Professor
Department of Economic Analysis
Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Bio

 

Robert J. Sampson
Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences
Director of the Boston Area Research Initiative
Harvard University

Bio

 

 

Scott Winship
Walter B. Wriston Fellow
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research

Bio

 

Concurrent Session Speakers


 

Raphael Bostic
Professor Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise
Sol Price School of Public Policy
University of Southern California

Bio

 

 

Meta Brown
Senior Economist
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Bio

 

   

Victoria L. Bryant
Statistics of Income Division
Internal Revenue Service


 

 

Richard B. Freeman
Herbert Ascherman Professor of Economics
Faculty Co-Director, Labor and Worklife Program
Harvard University;
Senior Research Fellow in Labour Markets
London School of Economics

Bio

 

 

George Galster
Distinguished Professor
Department of Urban Studies & Planning
Wayne State University

Bio

 

 

Darrick Hamilton
Associate Professor of Urban Policy
The New School

Bio

 

 

Eunice Han
Visiting Lecturer in Economics
Wellesley College

Bio

 

 

Jeff Larrimore
Economist, Consumer and Community Development Research Section
Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Bio

 

 

Rachel Meltzer
Assistant Professor of Urban Policy Analysis and Management
The New School

Bio

 

 

Tatjana Meschede
Director of Research
Institute on Assets and Social Policy
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Brandeis University

Bio

 

 

Molly W. Metzger
Assistant Professor
George Warren Brown School of Social Work
Washington University in St. Louis

Bio

 

 

Jonathan Morduch
Professor of Public Policy and Economics
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
New York University;
Managing Director
Financial Access Initiative

Bio

 

 

Fabian T. Pfeffer
Research Assistant Professor, Survey Research Center
Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center
Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan

Bio

 

 

Robert A. Pollak
Hernreich Distinguished Professor of Economics
Olin Business School
Washington University in St. Louis

Bio

 

   

Henry O. Pollakowski
Senior Economist
MIT Center for Real Estate;
Senior Research Fellow
Graduate School of Design
Harvard University

 

 

Jonathan L. Rothbaum
Economist, Income Statistics Branch
Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics
U.S. Census Bureau

Bio

 

 

Lisa Servon
Professor of Urban Policy
The New School

Bio

 

 

Todd Swanstrom
E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor in Community Collaboration and Public Policy
University of Missouri–St. Louis

Bio

 

 

Hannah Thomas
Senior Analyst
Social and Economic Policy Division
Abt Associates

Bio

 

 

Roy Van der Weide
Economist, Development Research Group
The World Bank

Bio

 

Discussants and Moderators


 

Dionissi Aliprantis
Research Economist
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Bio

 

 

Angela Glover Blackwell
Founder and CEO
PolicyLink

Bio

 

   

Heather Boushey
Executive Director and Chief Economist
Washington Center for Equitable Growth

Bio

 

 

Erin Currier
Director
Financial Security and Mobility
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Bio

 

 

Barry Cynamon
Visiting Scholar
Center for Household Financial Stability
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Bio

 

 

William A. (Sandy) Darity Jr.
Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy
Professor of Economics
Duke University

Bio

 

 

Karen Dynan
Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and Chief Economist
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Bio

 

 

Ingrid Gould Ellen
Paulette Goddard Professor of Urban Policy and Planning
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service;
Director, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy
New York University

Bio

 

 

Kristin Faust
President
Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, Inc.

Bio

 

 

Francisco H.G. Ferreira
Chief Economist, Africa
The World Bank

Bio

 

 

Ron Haskins
Co-Director, Center on Children and Families,
Budgeting for National Priorities;
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies;
The Cabot Family Chair
Brookings Institution

Bio

 

 

David S. Johnson
Chief Economist
Bureau of Economic Analysis
U.S. Department of Commerce

Bio

 

 

Signe-Mary McKernan
Senior Fellow
Co-Director Opportunity and Ownership Initiative
The Urban Institute

Bio

 

   

W. Thomas Reeves
President
Pulaski Bank


Bio

 

   

Eric Robertson
President
Community LIFT and River City Capital

Bio

 

 

Isabel V. Sawhill
Co-Director, Center on Children and Families,
Budgeting for National Priorities;
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
Brookings Institution

Bio

 

 

Trina Williams Shanks
Associate Professor of Social Work;
Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center
Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan

Bio

 

 

Sarah Rosen Wartell
President
The Urban Institute

Bio

 

 

Paul Weech
President and CEO
NeighborWorks America

Bio