Federal Reserve Symposium

Date: November 05, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Sterling Church Auditorium, Sharwan Smith Center

Hear directly from economists at the Federal Reserve about how the Fed functions, how it responded to the last economic crises, what it is doing today, and what it might do in the future. The University Symposium is a program that utilizes dynamic exercises and student involvement to educate undergraduate students about the functions of the Federal Reserve System. Representatives from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco will be in attendance to conduct the Symposium, which includes engaging presentations from Fed staff on the Purposes & Functions of the Federal Reserve System, Banking Supervision and Regulation, and the conduct of monetary policy. The University Symposium concludes with a current economic outlook presented by a Fed economist, followed by a real-time Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) simulation, with university students taking on the role of FOMC members and voting on monetary policy and the target federal funds interest rates.