One of the pleasures of being a member of the Carnegie Mellon community is the opportunity to interact with interesting and original thinkers. A characteristic of the faculty is their constant searching for a means to explain how the world works. The videos presented here highlight how individual faculty members think about economics and the world around them, and what sparks their interests.
Marvin Goodfriend, Professor of Economics and Chairman of The Gailliot Center for Public Policy, comes to Carnegie Mellon from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Virginia, where he was Senior Vice President and Policy Advisor from 1993-2005. While there he served as principal monetary policy advisor to the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, accompanying the bank president to meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. He was also Director of Research at the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank from 1993 to 1999. In 1984-1985 Prof. Goodfriend served as a senior staff economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisors at the White House. Prof. Goodfriend's research focuses on monetary policy, macroeconomics, and economic development. Prof. Goodfriend serves on the Advisory Committee of the Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy, as an associate editor of the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, as an associate editor of the International Journal of Central Banking, and on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Monetary Economics.
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