Monday, March 22, 2010

Federal Reserve Official Will Speak at Davidson March 24

Davidson College invites the public and media representatives to
attend an economics lecture with Donald L. Kohn, vice chairman of the
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, on Wednesday
evening, March 24. Kohn will deliver the annual Cornelson
Distinguished Lecture in Economics, speaking on the topic, "Homework
Assignments for Monetary Policy Makers."
There is no charge to attend the talk, which begins at 8 p.m. in The
Lilly Family Gallery of Chambers Building. For information call

Kohn was elected to the Board of Governors in 2002 and was appointed
its Vice Chair in 2006. He previously served on its staff as adviser
to the Board for Monetary Policy (2001-02), secretary of the Federal
Open Market Committee (1987-2002), director of the Division of
Monetary Affairs (1987-2001), and deputy staff director for monetary
and financial policy (1983-87). He also held several positions in the
Board's Division of Research and Statistics.

Kohn began his career as a financial economist at the Federal Reserve
Bank of Kansas City (1970-75) after earning his Ph.D. in economics at
the University of Michigan. He earned his BA in economics at the
College of Wooster.

Kohn has written extensively on issues related to monetary policy and
its implementation by the Federal Reserve. These works were published
in volumes issued by various organizations, including the Federal
Reserve System, the Bank of England, the Reserve Bank of Australia,
the Bank of Japan, the Bank of Korea, the National Bureau of Economic
Research, and the Brookings Institution.

Davidson is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for
1,800 students located 20 minutes north of Charlotte in Davidson, N.C.
Since its establishment in 1837 by Presbyterians, the college has
graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently regarded as one of
the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Through The Davidson
Trust, the college became the first liberal arts institution in the
nation to replace loans with grants in all financial aid packages,
giving all students the opportunity to graduate debt-free. Davidson
competes in NCAA athletics at the Division I level, and a longstanding
Honor Code is central to student life at the college.