Please join us for a lively discussion with John C. Williams, MSC 1989, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, who will speak on "From Houghton Street to the FOMC: Economic Theory and Policy Practice.”


Come hear how economics as taught in the LSE classroom shaped his approach as a policymaker at the Federal Reserve. And learn how what is taught in the classroom translates into practical economic analysis and policy decisions.


Event Details

Date: Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm

Venue:   Lieff Cabraser
              275 Battery Street, 29th Floor
              San Francisco, CA  94111 (map)

RSVP: Space is limited; Reservations required. Free for AFLSE Members/$10 non-members. This event is sold out.

Inquiries: LSE Foundation 646-442-2895

Special thanks: This event is hosted by Eric Fastiff, MSC 1991 at Lieff Cabraser

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About John C. Williams, MSC 1989
John Williams took office as President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco on March 1, 2011. In this role, he serves on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), bringing the Fed’s Twelfth District’s perspective to monetary policy discussions in Washington.

Dr. Williams was previously the executive vice president and director of research for the San Francisco bank, which he joined in 2002. He began his career in 1994 as an economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, following the completion of his Ph.D. in Economics at Stanford University. Prior to that, he earned a Master’s of Science from the London School of Economics, and an A.B. from the University of California at Berkeley.

Dr. Williams’ research focuses on topics including: monetary policy under uncertainty; innovation; and business cycles. Additionally, he served as senior economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers and as a lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

Dr. Williams, 54, is a native of Sacramento, California. He is married with two sons and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Event Details...


7:00PM - 9:00PM Thu 2 Mar 2017 ( Timezone: Eastern )


Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
275 Battery St 29th floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

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