Susan M. Collins assumed the role of president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on July 1 and is currently a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee, which sets national monetary policy. In this event, hosted by the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at Brookings, she will share her perspectives on macroeconomic conditions and key dimensions of monetary policymaking in the current context.
The Federal Reserve faces significant challenges in managing the economy: inflation remains stubbornly high, the labor market (so far) remains strong even as GDP growth slows, and the world economy has been impacted by geopolitical turmoil and the lingering effects of the pandemic. On Friday, November 4, Collins discussed her outlook for the economy and monetary policy.
An international economist with a Ph.D. from MIT, Collins was previously provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan, where she served for a decade as dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Collins edited the Brookings Trade Forum from 1999 to 2007, co-authored several papers with Brookings Senior Fellow Barry Bosworth, and was a nonresident senior fellow in Economic Studies at Brookings until her Fed appointment.
Following her remarks, Collins was interviewed by Hutchins Center Director David Wessel.
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