Philly Fed chief to keynote UD, Lyons economic forecast


Charles I. Plosser, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, will be a featured speaker at the 2014 Economic Forecast to be held at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Clayton Hall on the University of Delaware’s Laird Campus in Newark.

The annual event, hosted by Lyons Companies, UD’s Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship (CEEE), and the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, brings together voices that influence, determine and interpret U.S. economic policy.

Plosser will present his views in a panel discussion along with H. Lawrence Culp Jr., president and chief executive officer of Danaher Corporation, and Michael K. Farr, president of the portfolio management firm Farr, Miller and Washington LLC and author of The Arrogance Cycle. Jon Hilsenrath, chief economic correspondent with the Wall Street Journal, will moderate the panel discussion.

Prior to his current role with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Plosser was the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics and Public Policy and director of the Bradley Policy Research Center at the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, where he also served as dean from 1993 to 2003. He is the author of numerous academic articles and a participant in scores of professional seminars and conferences, and has lectured to academic and business audiences worldwide on topics ranging from management education to economic and public policy issues. He was previously a featured speaker at the 2012 Economic Forecast. Plosser was a member of the New York State Board of Economic Advisors and has served on the board of directors of ViaHealth Inc. and RGS Energy Group Inc. He has also served on advisory boards of the New Enterprise Forum and the University Technology Seed Fund LLC.

Culp, who began his Danaher career in 1990 at Veeder-Root, has held a variety of leadership positions with the company, ultimately playing a key role in the creation of the company’s strategic vision, including the evolution of Danaher’s portfolio to a leading science and technology company. Farr, a featured speaker at the annual conference since 2009, is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of his firm. He is a paid contributor for CNBC television.

The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and reservations are required. UD students and faculty are encouraged to attend. Register here: 

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