FED Officials to Discuss the Federal Reserve System With Saint Martin's
Nov. 10, 2004
Lacey, Wash. – Two representatives of the Federal Reserve Bank of San
Francisco will speak to Saint Martin's College students about the Federal
Reserve System and how it works during a Nov. 17 presentation. The event, which
is free and open to the public, will be at 1:30 p.m. in the college’s Old Main
building, room 354, 5300 Pacific Ave.
Gary Zimmerman, a public information/economic research economist with the
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco , and Steven Fisher, a public information
officer with the bank’s Seattle branch, will delve into the FED’s purpose and
functions and will discuss economic trends, said Saint Martin’s business faculty
member Riley Moore.
Their visit to Saint Martin’s is a prelude to “Economics Beyond the Textbook
and Classroom,” an economics education forum for students and faculty that will
take place Nov. 18-19 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center. Along
with speakers and panels, the event will include a simulation of a Federal Open
Market Committee meeting. Students from five Northwest colleges and
universities, including Saint Martin’s, will take part in the simulation,
studying forecasts and other factors to make a recommendation for the country’s
economic direction. The two-day forum is sponsored by Washington State
University Extension, Tacoma Water and Providence Services.
For more information:
Assistant professor, economics and finance
Office of Communication