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Dennis Lockhart

Former President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Dennis Lockhart is a former banker with global private sector experience who joined the Federal Reserve and its Open Market Committee just as the financial crisis hit.  The Great Recession and then a long recovery ensued.  Over the ten years Lockhart served as a policymaker, his wide-ranging experience brought a distinctive perspective to monetary policy.

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Crisis, Recession, Recovery: 2007-2016

A recent policymaker’s reflections on the economic story of the last decade and the current positioning of the U.S. economy in 2017 for continued growth.

The Economic Juncture: Continuity or Inflection Point?

A recent policymaker’s discussion of the prospects for much accelerated growth boosted by fiscal stimulus, infrastructure investment, and tax reform.

Meet Dennis Lockhart

Dennis Lockhart is a former banker with global private sector experience who joined the Federal Reserve and its Open Market Committee just as the financial crisis hit.  The Great Recession and then a long recovery ensued.  Over the ten years Lockhart served as a policymaker, his wide-ranging experience brought a distinctive perspective to monetary policy.

Dennis Lockhart just completed 10 years as a Federal Reserve policymaker. As president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, he participated in 80 meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee spanning the financial crisis of 2007-2008, the recession of 2007-2009, and eight years of slow recovery. His earlier career included over 30 years in the private sector, including 20 years of international banking experience, and 5 years teaching business strategy at the graduate level. Drawing on his private sector background and recent experience in the inner circle of central bank policymaking, Lockhart offers a current perspective and fresh insights on the challenges facing the U.S. economy. 

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