Ben Bernanke to guest lecture in business school class

Ben Bernanke

The chairman of the Federal Reserve will give four guest lectures to students through a School of Business course this semester, the Federal Reserve and GW announced today.

The class, dubbed “The Federal Reserve and Its Role in Today’s Economy” and taught by professor Tim Fort, will be open to undergraduate students with a basic understanding of the Federal Reserve. It will begin March 20.

Chairman Ben Bernanke will attend the March 20, 22, 27 and 29 classes.

“Chairman Bernanke’s distinguished career and tenure at the Federal Reserve place him in a unique position to provide GWSB students with an unmatched understanding of the Federal Reserve’s role in today’s economy,” business school dean Doug Guthrie said.

Bernanke first took over as Federal Reserve chairman in February 2006, and began his second term in 2010.

Interested students must apply for the 1.5 credit course. GW will announce the process at a later date. The course will also be streamed online.

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