Opportunities and Challenges for the Economy and Policy After the Crisis
Following a wrenching financial crisis and severe recession, recovery of the US economy has been disappointing from many perspectives. Whether policy choices and the reforms adopted during this time were wise and saved the economy from a worse fate or were ineffective, burdensome and counter-productive, is an issue that remains hotly debated. In this refreshing presentation, outspoken macroeconomic expert and former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Charles Plosser, provides global context and keenly looks to the future as he examines both long term growth prospects and policy challenges that face the nation. Plosser thoughtfully offers your audience a spirited and stimulating analysis of the complex and hot-button issues most impacting the future of their industry and organization today.
Reforming the Federal Reserve
The Federal Reserve faces a great deal of scrutiny as a result of the financial crisis and a number of the actions it undertook to address the challenges facing the financial system and the economy more broadly. Reform of the nation’s central bank is high on the agenda of many from both political parties. As president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia from 2006 to 2015, and a student of monetary economics and policy for nearly four decades, Charles Plosser has been both a proponent and unequivocal critic of the Federal Reserve and its policies over the years. Offering provocative insight to the various strengths and weaknesses of a uniquely decentralized central bank, Plosser surveys the greater global economic landscape and candidly shares with the audience his own views on the direction reforms might take to strengthen effectiveness and accountability in this riveting presentation.