The Center for the Study of Democracy presents the Economics of Governance Lecture

"The Changing Landscape of Economic Inequality"
with Janet Yellen, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Monday, November 6, 2006
4:00 p.m.
Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, 100 Academy, Irvine

Yellen is a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee, the group led by Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke that sets the course of monetary policy for the nation. She is an expert on macroeconomics, particularly the causes and effects of unemployment. Her talk is part of the Economics of Governance Lecture series, sponsored by UC Irvine’s Center for the Study of Democracy and Department of Economics. Janet L. Yellen is professor emerita at UC Berkeley. Prior to becoming president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, she served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 1994 to 1997. She was chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 1999. Yellen is a member of both the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. She has served as president of the Western Economic Association, vice president of the American Economic Association and fellow of the Yale Corporation.

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