Economic double-header with Paul Volcker and Jim Bullard at Washington University in St. Louis

Obama advisor and St. Louis Fed President to assess state of the economy

Paul Volcker

Paul Volcker, Chairman of President Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, will be the guest speaker at the annual dinner of the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government and Public Policy.

Named one of the thinkers who most affect our world in the 2010 TIME 100 issue, Volker is best known for his tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1979-1987.

In the just published TIME 100 issue, current Fed Chairman Ben Bernake writes about his predecessor: “He took office at a time when high inflation was eroding Americans’ faith in their economic future. Under Paul, the Federal Reserve took painful but necessary steps to defeat inflation and restore price stability. The Federal Reserve’s conquest of inflation in the early 1980s set the stage for decades of economic growth and stability, and inflation remains low today.”

WHEN: 8 p.m., Monday, May 3 at Washington University in St. Louis

WHERE: Anheuser Busch Dining Room, Charles F. Knight Center for Executive Education, Danforth Campus, Forest Park Parkway at Throop Drive

James Bullard

James Bullard, President St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, will address the Century Club at the Olin Business School. The title of his address is “Assessing the Strength of the U.S. Economic Recovery”.

James Bullard took office as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in April 2008. He directs the activities of the Bank’s head office in St. Louis as well as its three branches in Little Rock, Ark., Louisville, Ky., and Memphis, Tenn. In addition, he participates in the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Federal Reserve’s principal monetary policymaking body.

WHEN: 8 a.m., Thursday, May 6, 2010

WHERE: May Auditorium, Simon Hall, Olin Business School

Media coverage welcome at both events.

Please contact Melody Walker for more information.