Patrick T. Harker, the eleventh president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, will speak at the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business Edward Jones Dean’s Breakfast Series on Wednesday, Feb. 21. Harker’s talk, “The Economic Outlook,” will draw upon his experience formulating the nation’s monetary policy as a member of the Federal Open Market Committee to share his insights on the outlook for the U.S. economy. With a background in higher education, Harker will also discuss economic implications of student loans and current research by the Federal Reserve’s Consumer Finance Institute.
About the Speaker
Harker took office as chief of the Philadelphia Fed on July 1, 2015. From 2007 to 2015, he led the University of Delaware as the school’s 26th president. Harker served as dean and Reliance Professor of Management and Private Enterprise at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania from 2000 to 2007, concluding a 23-year career at the institution.
Harker holds a Ph.D. in civil and urban engineering, an M.A. in economics, and an M.S.E. and B.S.E. in civil engineering, all from the University of Pennsylvania. He has published/edited nine books and more than 100 professional articles.
About the Event
The event begins with a free networking breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. in the Shanahan Atrium of Cook Hall. The presentation begins at 8:00 a.m. in the Anheuser Busch Auditorium. There is no cost to attend, but registration is requested.
Complimentary parking is available in the University's Olive/Compton Garage (3338 Olive Blvd.) or Laclede Garage (3642 Lacled Ave.) for non-SLU guests. Please keep the parking ticket received upon entry to the garage. An exit pass will be provided to you at the event's registration table.
Register for this event online.