Homer Jones Lecture: Lawrence H. Summers

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Wednesday, April 6

4:30-5:30 p.m. Reception and hors d'oeuvres
5:30-6:30 p.m. Lecture

Location: Gateway Conference Center
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza
Broadway and Locust Street
St. Louis, Mo. 63102 (map it)

Event Contact: Laura Girresch

Please join us for the annual Homer Jones Memorial Lecture, by one of the country's most influential economists and policymakers: Lawrence H. Summers.

Dr. Summers has helped steer the United States through national and international financial crises over the past two decades. He did so while serving as director of the National Economic Council (Obama administration), as secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Clinton administration) and as chief economist at the World Bank.

His policy and economic influence includes shaping the U.S. responses to the 2008 financial crisis, to the failure of the automobile industry and to the pressures on the European monetary system. During the 1990s, he was a leader in crafting the U.S. response to international financial crises in Mexico, Brazil, Russia and Japan, as well as in Asian emerging markets.

Summers is president emeritus and a distinguished professor at Harvard University, and he directs the university's Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government. More than 150 of his papers have been published in scholarly journals, and he has been featured frequently in news media.

The St. Louis Fed's annual Homer Jones Memorial Lecture honors those who exemplify the highest qualities of leadership in economics and public policy. Jones (1906-1986) was a longtime research director at the St. Louis Fed, playing a major role in developing the St. Louis Fed as a leader in monetary research and statistics.