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LSBE Distinguished Speaker Series: Narayana Kocherlakota

Dr. Narayan Kocherlakota  

Narayana Kocherlakota will present at UMD's Weber Hall on Oct. 30 as part of LSBE's 2012-13 Distinguished Speaker Series.


Dr. Narayana Kocherlakota, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, will speak at UMD’s Weber Hall on Tues., Oct. 30 at 7pm, as part of the Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) 2012-2013 Distinguished Speaker Series. His presentation, Federal Reserve 101: A Town Hall Meeting, is meant to be a primer for the general public on the role of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis in a question and answer format.

Please note: Due to overwhelming response, registration for this event is closed. For more information, please call 218-726-7440.

Kocherlakota serves on the Federal Open Market Committee with the 12 additional presidents of the Federal Reserve Banks, who meet every six to eight weeks in Washington, D.C. to determine monetary policy for the nation. Previously, Kocherlakota was employed by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities as a professor and chair of the Department of Economics.

“We are so fortunate that Dr. Kocherlakota is able to come to UMD for this public forum,” said Kjell R. Knudsen, dean of LSBE. “We look forward to having him enlighten us on the internal workings of the Federal Reserve Bank. This is an invaluable opportunity for our students and the community.”

“National Bank of Commerce is thrilled to support this unique opportunity for the Twin Ports,” said Bruce Webb, president of Minnesota Banks for National Bank of Commerce. “As the area’s largest locally owned community bank, financial literacy is a pivotal skill set for today’s college student and well beyond in to their careers. Our communities need individuals capable of making informed and effective decisions through their understanding of finances to ensure continued growth and development.”

Curt L. Anderson, professor of Economics and director of UMD’s Center for Economic Education, was instrumental in attaining Kocherlakota for the event. The Center for Economic Education is a member of the Minnesota Council on Economic Education, whose mission is to provide Minnesotans with the economic and financial understanding they need to function effectively in a complex, global environment.

National Bank of Commerce is underwriting the 2012-2013 LSBE Distinguished Speaker Series. With six local branches, National Bank of Commerce is the area’s largest, locally owned bank with headquarters in Superior, Wisconsin. Additional bank locations include Duluth and Hermantown, Minnesota, a midtown Superior bank, and one each in Poplar and Solon Springs.

Labovitz School of Business and Economics is accredited by the AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Less than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned this prestigious distinction. In Northeastern Minnesota, LSBE is the only school to have AACSB accreditation.




Edited by Kathleen McQuillan-Hofmann, September 2012

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