Eric S. Rosengren ’79, P’12, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and chair of the Colby College Board of Trustees, will deliver the annual Grossman Lecture at Colby College on April 18 at 7 p.m.
The talk is titled Monetary, Fiscal, and Financial Stability Policy Tools: Are We Equipped for the Next Recession? Located in Ostrove Auditorium of the Diamond Building, it is free and open to the public.
“Eric Rosengren is a rare breed of macroeconomist with deep roots in community development,” said Patrice Franko, the Grossman Professor of Economics at Colby and a noted expert in development economics. “His attention to micro-foundations calls our attention to more equitable, sustainable growth.”
A 1979 alumnus of Colby, Rosengren has been president and CEO of the Boston Fed since July 2007. Previously he led the bank’s supervision, regulation, and credit group and was active in domestic and international regulatory policy.
Rosengren has written extensively on macroeconomics, international banking, bank supervision, and risk management. Much of his recent research has focused on how problems in the financial sector have impact on the real economy.
While in Waterville, Rosengren will also speak to a group of business and civic leaders at Colby’s recently rehabilitated 173 Main Street building. His talk is titled “Revitalizing New England Cities” and draws from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Working Cities Challenge, which aims to improve the lives of low-income residents in cities in New England. Moreover, based on experiences from that program, Rosengren will reflect on the redevelopment efforts in Waterville.
Inaugurated in 1978, the Grossman Professorship Lecture is an annual event in the honor of Nissie Grossman ’32. For many years the lecture was delivered by Professor of Economics Emeritus Jan Hogendorn, who died in 2017.