The Department of Economics and Institute for the Study for Free Enterprise co-hosted the Federal Reserve Board Governor Christopher Waller on Thursday, October 6, for a lecture on current monetary policy and the economic outlook. The lecture was held in the Gatton College of Business and Economics and was open to the public.
Department of Economics Chair, James Ziliak said, "It was an honor to welcome back to campus our friend and former colleague Governor Christopher Waller. He not only delivered a provocative and important public lecture on current monetary policy, but he also gave generously of his time to our students as a guest lecturer in courses and small group meetings. It was a unique opportunity for our students to meet and interact with a key economic policymaker in Governor Waller."
National press including The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg covered the event.
Dr. Waller held the Gatton Endowed Chair in Macroeconomics from 1998-2003, and subsequently was on the faculty at Notre Dame and then as Vice President for Research at the St. Louis Fed. He was confirmed to the Board of Governors by the U.S. Senate in December 2020.