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 parker@ecu.edu. 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.