Federal Reserve Bank VP to speak at Harmon Hall

Devin King | Reporterharrmond
September 2, 2015; 2:45 p.m.

The vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will being speaking to students about multiple economic topics from 4 to 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, in Harmon Hall’s Dunseth Auditorium.

Cletus Coughlin, who is also the chief of staff at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, will be discussing the U.S. monetary policy, which is the process of currency control that involves inflation and interest rates. The title of the speech is “5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Ignition, Liftoff – But When?” and is meant to provide an understanding of how the monetary policy effects people.

Coughlin has almost 30 years of experience at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, which is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the U.S.’s central bank that controls the nation’s money supply.

Coughlin’s speech is part of LU’s Center for Economics and the Environment speaker series.

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