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Global Perspectives with Donald Kohn

A Speaker Series by the Globalization Institute at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Live broadcast

In an online-only broadcast, Donald Kohn and Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan discuss Kohn’s career at the Fed, his experience during the Global Financial Crisis and his thoughts on the Fed’s reaction to the current crisis.

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About Donald Kohn

Kohn holds the Robert V. Roosa Chair in International Economics and is a senior fellow in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. He also serves as an external member of the Financial Policy Committee at the Bank of England. Kohn is a 40-year veteran of the Federal Reserve System, serving as member and then vice chair of the Board of Governors in 2002–10. He is an expert on monetary policy, financial regulation and macroeconomics and has written extensively on these issues.

Kohn also served in a number of staff roles at the Board, including secretary of the Federal Open Market Committee (1987–2002) and director of the Division of Monetary Affairs (1987–2001). He was chair of the Committee on the Global Financial System, a central bank panel that monitors and examines broad issues related to financial markets and systems. He advised Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke throughout the 2008–09 financial crisis and served as a key adviser to former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan.

Among his honors, Kohn received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Money Marketeers of New York University and was named honorary Commander of the British Empire.

Kohn received a BA in economics from the College of Wooster and a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan.

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