FED Officials to Discuss the Federal Reserve System With Saint Martin's Students

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:
Riley Moore
Assistant professor, economics and finance
360-438-4511; rmoore@stmartin.edu

Deanna Partlow
Office of Communication
360-438-4541; dpartlow@stmartin.edu