Federal Reserve Symposium to Spotlight Central Bank

California State University, Bakersfield announced today a free symposium focusing on the Federal Reserve, an institution central to the nation’s and world's economic health. The community is invited to attend and learn more about the Federal Reserve and how our nation’s central bank influences the U.S. economic and business climate at a symposium on Thursday, February 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in California State University, Bakersfield’s CSUB’s Student Recreation Center, Solario de Fortaleza meeting room.

The chairman of the Federal Reserve System has been referred to as the second most important person in the world. The symposium at CSUB is presented by economists from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and will feature presentations covering purpose and function of the Federal Reserve, trends in the banking industry and its oversight, the conduct of monetary policy, and a current economic forecast.  Students will participate in a real-time Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) simulation where they assume the role of FOMC members determining the nation’s monetary policy.  Members of the audience will have an opportunity during the program to address questions to representatives from the Fed.

The event is free and parking is free in parking lot K. For more information about the program at CSUB, contact Angela Mora at (661) 654-2181 or Mark Evans (661) 654-6736.

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