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Eric RosengrenPresident and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Eric Rosengren will address the future of U.S. monetary policy in a lecture at Colby College next week.

Rosengren, a 1979 alumnus of Colby and chair-elect of its Board of Trustees, will deliver a talk titled “Prospects for Returning to More Conventional Monetary Policy” on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture, in Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building, is open to the public and will be live-streamed at www.colby.edu/webcast.

“Those interested in understanding the state of the U.S. and global economies and the potential direction of monetary policy are eager to hear from national policymakers like Eric and his colleagues on the Federal Open Market Committee, said Colby President David A. Greene. “Our students are fortunate to have opportunities to learn from and interact with this important leader in economic policy not only at the public lecture but in economics classes as well.”

Rosengren, who credits his undergraduate experience at Colby for inspiring his interest in economics, went on to earn a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. President of the Boston Fed since 2007, he has developed a reputation for his deep intellect and unbiased analysis as well as his passion for improving the lives of the American public through policymaking.

Prior to assuming the presidency at the Boston Federal Reserve, Rosengren headed the bank’s supervision, regulation, and credit group and was active in domestic and international regulatory policy. He has written extensively on macroeconomics, international banking, bank supervision, and risk management, including articles in leading economics and finance journals. Much of his research has focused on how problems in the financial sector impact the real economy.

Rosengren will become chair of Colby’s Board of Trustees in May.

Members of the media who plan to attend should contact Kate Carlisle (kate.carlisle@colby.edu, 207-859-4369) by Friday, Feb. 12.