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2019 Homer Jones Memorial Lecture

June 25, 2019

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard welcomed attendees to the annual lecture and introduced this year's speaker, Dr. Carmen Reinhart.

Text version of President Bullard's welcoming remarks »

Harvard Kennedy School Professor Carmen Reinhart presented the 2019 Homer Jones Memorial Lecture on June 25. She provided a brief tour of near-term risks and long-run concerns for the global economy.

Following the presentation, Reinhart conducted a Q&A session with the audience.

Reinhart’s professional experience spans Wall Street, academia and public policy. An expert in international economics, Reinhart co-authored one of the most definitive books on financial crises, called “This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly.” She is a prominent voice in policy debates in the U.S. and around the world, and twice was named one of the 50 Most Influential people by Bloomberg Markets magazine.

Reinhart is the Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System at Harvard Kennedy School. Previously, she was deputy director at the International Monetary Fund, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and chief economist at Bear Stearns.

Reinhart serves on the economic advisory panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and was previously a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Economic Advisers. Based on publications and scholarly citations, she ranks No. 1 among the female economists in the Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) database.

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), longtime research director at the St. Louis Fed, played a major role in developing the Bank as a leader in monetary research and statistics.