Symposium to examine monetary policy

A lunchtime business symposium on monetary policy, financial markets and the Fed’s evolving role will be held Oct. 3 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Greenville Country Club.

Speakers will include ECU economics professor Randall Parker, presenting “Why are we here?”; University of Delaware economics professor Jim Butkiewicz, presenting “The Fed: Then and Now”; University of Kentucky economics professor James Fackler, presenting “Current Fed Actions: Monetary Policy or Fiscal Policy?”; University of Maryland – Baltimore County economics professor Robert Carpenter, presenting “Can the Eurozone Survive?”; and senior enonomist, Federal Reserve of Richmond, Robert Hetzel presenting, “The Way Forward after the Great Recession: Increased Intervention by Central Banks in Markets or a Limitation of Central Bank Powers to Increase Market Discipline?”

The event is open to the public for a $50 charge for lunch and the forum. For additional information contact Randall Parker at Checks should be made payable to The ECU Foundation and mailed to Parker at the ECU Department of Economics, Brewster A-422, Greenville, NC  27858.