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Statement from St. Louis Fed on Confirmation of Christopher Waller to Board of Governors

12/3/2020

For attribution to Karen Branding, senior vice president, Public Affairs, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis: 

Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Chris Waller, executive vice president and research director at the St. Louis Fed, as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to fill a currently unexpired term ending Jan. 31, 2030.

St. Louis Fed President Jim Bullard said, “The Senate’s confirmation of Chris Waller to become a Fed governor is fantastic news. Chris has served superbly as the St. Louis Fed’s director of research. He exemplifies the Bank’s longstanding tradition of thought leadership in monetary policy and macroeconomic research. Chris will be an excellent Fed governor, and I look forward to our new working relationship as well as our continued friendship.”

Waller shared with Bank colleagues that he is deeply honored by this opportunity to serve the country.

Waller is a highly respected scholar, professor and expert in central banking and monetary policy. Following a distinguished career in academia, Waller joined the St. Louis Fed in 2009 and has been a member of its management committee. He is widely published on topics of monetary policy and the macroeconomy. Waller’s executive bio can be found at stlouisfed.org. His CV can be found at https://research.stlouisfed.org/econ/waller/sel/.

Upon his swearing in, Waller will be the second St. Louis Fed economist who went on to serve on the Board of Governors. Susan Bies was on the Bank’s research staff in the early 1970s and served as a Fed governor from December 2001 to March 2007.