Current Economic Conditions and Implications for Policy With Robert Kaplan

Friday, November 4th at 2:00 PM

Join us in person at RRH 4.314, or via Zoom here.

Address: 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78705

Robert Steven Kaplan served as President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 2015 until 2021. He was previously Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School. Before that, Kaplan was Vice Chairman of the Goldman Sachs Group with global responsibility for its investment banking and investment management divisions. 

He serves as Chairman of Project A.L.S. and Co-Chairman of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation. He is a board member of Harvard Medical School and St. Mark’s School of Texas, and is a member of the Advisory Council of the George W. Bush Institute, an Advisory Board Member of the Baker Institute and a Member of the Board of Directors of the SMU Tate Lecture Series. Kaplan is the author of three books on leadership. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

The conversation will be moderated by Julia Coronado, Associate Director, Real Estate Center at McCombs School of Business.

Julia Coronado is the President and Founder of MacroPolicy Perspectives, the Associate Director of the Real Estate Center and a Clinical Associate Professor of Finance at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. She has more than a decade of experience as a financial market economist including serving as Chief Economist for Graham Capital Management and BNP Paribas, and as a Senior Economist at Barclays Capital. After receiving her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin, Julia worked for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington D.C. for eight years where she regularly briefed the Board and contributed to the FOMC forecasts. Julia has published a number of scholarly articles on issues related to pension finances and market valuations, social security, retirement saving adequacy and behavior, the frontier of private and public data collection, digital currency and monetary policy. Julia has represented the US at OECD meetings on financial market issues and has testified before the US Congress on Social Security reform and Central Bank Digital Currencies. She is a member of the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Economic Studies Council at the Brookings Institution and is currently Vice President of the National Association of Business Economists. Julia is also on the Board of Directors of Robert Half International and Dynex Capital and serves on the Advisory Boards of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Pension Research Council at the Wharton School and the Cleveland Fed’s Center for Inflation Research. Julia is a regular commentator in financial media, including CNBC, Bloomberg, Marketplace, and the Wall Street Journal.