Economics Forum: How to Build Financial Security in a Changing World

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 5:30 pm
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Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.Location: Sun Room, Memorial Union

Description: Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. 
Economic Forum Series: "How to Build Financial Security in a Changing World"

In a time of constant change, it’s more important than ever for Americans to focus on ensuring their financial well-being. Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., CEO of Fortune 100 financial services firm TIAA and former Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve, will offer advice on steps that every individual can take, no matter what ups and downs may occur in the economy and markets. Ferguson represented the Federal Reserve on several international policy groups and served on key Federal Reserve System committees. As the only Governor in Washington DC on 9/11, he led the Fed's initial response to the terrorist attacks, taking actions that kept the U.S. financial system functioning while reassuring the global financial community.

Prior to joining TIAA in April 2008, Mr. Ferguson was head of financial services for Swiss Re. He has served on President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness as well as its predecessor, the Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Ferguson earned a BA and PhD in economics as well as a law degree from Harvard University.

Cosponsors:  The Department of Economics, University Human Resources, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, College of Business CEO Series, and the Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)