Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will lead four classes on the country’s central banking system for a GWSB undergraduate class beginning next month.
The seven-week course, “Reflections of the Federal Reserve and its Place in Today’s Economy,” will be co-taught by Tim Fort, chairman of the Department of Strategic Management and Public Policy and director of GWSB’s Institute for Corporate Responsibility.
Dean Doug Guthrie said Bernanke’s participation highlights the benefits of the School’s Washington, D.C., location and the relationships that faculty members are able to build.
“We are able to leverage fantastic opportunities like this for our students,” Guthrie said.
Bernanke is scheduled to lecture on March 20, 22, 27 and 29 about the history of the Federal Reserve — the banking authority that regulates the country’s money supply and is known for keeping a close eye on inflation. The Fed plans to stream Bernanke’s lectures live on its website.
“This class is a wonderful opportunity for students to engage with the chairman of the Federal Reserve and to consider the Federal Reserve’s greater meaning in society today,” said Fort.
Thirty undergraduates will be able to enroll in the class through an application process that has not yet been determined. Applicants should be in good academic standing and have some knowledge of the Fed.
During his time as chairman, Bernanke has worked to educate people about the role of the Federal Reserve in today’s economy.
Bernanke is in his second term as chairman. He is also the chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, the system’s principal monetary policymaking body, and previously served as a professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University and assistant professor of economics at Stanford University.
Posted by gwsb on February 7, 2012 | Filed under: GWSB News.