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New Federal Reserve President Speaks at Boise State on Nov. 13

By: Anna Webb   Published 10:13 am / November 5, 2018

Mary Daly

Mary C. Daly, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, will speak at Boise State from 3-4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Imagination Lab (room 2302) in the Micron Business and Economics Building. The event will include a question and answer session.

This is her first speaking engagement since taking office on Oct. 1.

Daly serves as a voting member on the Federal Open Market Committee, bringing the Fed’s Twelfth District’s perspective to monetary policy discussions in Washington, D.C.

“It is an honor to have President Mary Daly give her first public address at Boise State,” said Department of Economics Chair Chris Loucks. “Dr. Daly, formerly director of research at the San Francisco Fed, is an internationally recognized scholar in labor economics. Her published work deals with income inequality, wage and unemployment dynamics, and workforce development. As a high school drop-out, first-generation college student, an ardent supporter of diversity and inclusion and a very successful economist, she is an excellent role model for Boise State students, particularly females and minorities interested in the study of economics. I encourage all students to attend this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Daly’s research focuses on labor market dynamics and the aggregate and distributional impacts of monetary and fiscal policy. Her published work is frequently cited by other prominent economists and academics, and by journalists.

Daly is a sought-after speaker and lecturer on her scholarly research on social economics and has become a strong voice for increasing diversity among the leadership ranks of the Federal Reserve System by building the pipeline of women and minorities entering the economics profession. In addition to visiting and speaking with educators and students about careers in economics, she frequently engages on social media platforms such as Quora, Medium and Twitter as part of her personal dedication to make economics more accessible to a broader audience.

Daly has served on the advisory boards of the Congressional Budget Office, the Social Security Administration, the Office of Rehabilitation Research and Training, the Institute of Medicine and the Library of Congress.

Daly earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a master’s degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Ph.D. from Syracuse University. She also completed a National Institute of Aging post-doctoral fellowship at Northwestern University.