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New York Federal Reserve Bank President to Pay Virtual Visit to Syracuse
In an effort to hear more about Central New York’s economy and impact of the pandemic, President and CEO of the New York Federal Reserve Bank John C. Williams will be paying a virtual visit to Syracuse on Wednesday, March 24. Williams will appear at a virtual fireside chat that’s open to students, faculty, staff, local business leaders and the general public.
“The Federal Reserve Bank of New York makes routine stops as they visit various ‘constituencies’ in their jurisdiction,” says Tom Barkley, professor of finance practice in the Whitman School of Management and a participant in one of the panel discussions organized as part of the event. “This is an opportunity to interact with a senior member of the country’s central bank. It allows President Williams to give information about the state of the economy in Central New York and gives local academic and business leaders a chance to ask questions about forthcoming changes.”
The last time the New York Fed visited Syracuse University was 2013, according to Barkley. “Nevertheless, it’s always a privilege and an honor to be selected to serve as hosts.”
Barkley adds when it comes to the actual discussion, it’s a two-way street. “The bank will share data and statistics about the economy in Central New York, and local business leaders and professors can express their concerns directly to the person who can do something about those concerns.”
The event is co-sponsored by Syracuse University and Onondaga Community College.