Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke to Visit U-M


ANN ARBOR — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will join Ford School Dean Susan Collins on Jan. 14  for a conversation on monetary policy, recovery from the global financial crisis and long-term challenges facing the U.S. economy.

Bernanke also will take questions from the audience and from Twitter. Join the conversation on Twitter: #fordschoolbernanke.

Bernanke began a second term as chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in 2010. He also serves as chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, the system’s principal monetary policymaking body.

Prior to his appointment, Bernanke was chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, from June 2005 to January 2006, served in several roles at the Federal Reserve and is a former Princeton University economics professor and department chair.

Bernanke received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University in 1975 and a doctorate in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1979.

The event is free and open to the public, but seating passes are required. Tickets are available for the public starting at noon Friday, Jan. 11, at the Michigan Union Ticket Office. U-M faculty, staff and students can pick up seating passes at the ticket office on Thursday, Jan. 10. Limit one per person.

Michigan Union Ticket hours and location: http://muto.umich.edu/about