Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke to speak at University of Michigan in January
United States Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is set to speak at the University of Michigan on Jan. 14, 2013.
His talk is scheduled for 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. January 14 at Rackham Auditorium. It's part of an ongoing "Policy Talks @ the Ford School" lecture series, which recently hosted Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo, a U-M alumnus.
Bernanke, an Atlanta native, is in the midst of a 14-year term on the Fed's Board of Governors. The central banker also chairs the Federal Open Market Committee, the Fed's monetary policymaking body. In 2005 and 2006, he served on the President's Council of Economic Advisers.
His steered the country's central bank during economic downturn of the late 2000s and has served under both Democrat and Republican presidents.
In addition to other roles at the federal reserve, Bernanke was a professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University from 1985 to 2002 after teaching at Stanford University for six years. He has a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and earned his doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.