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Stanley Fischer

Stanley Fischer has been Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System since June 2014. Prior to his appointment to the Board, he was governor of the Bank of Israel from 2005 through 2013. He previously served as Vice Chairman of Citigroup, First Deputy Managing Director of the IMF, and Chief Economist of the World Bank, following a career in academia that spanned more than two decades, chiefly at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Dr. Fischer has published many articles on a wide variety of economic issues, and he is the author and editor of several scholarly books. He has been a fellow at the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Econometric Society, as well as a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an honorary fellow at the London School of Economics.

Dr. Fischer was born in Lusaka, Zambia, in October 1943. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics. He received his Ph.D. in economics from MIT in 1969. He is married with three adult children.

The Per Jacobsson Lectures

2014The Federal Reserve and the Global Economy. Lecture by Stanley Fischer.
Managing Financial Crisis in an Interconnected World: Anticipating the Mega–Tidal Waves. Lecture by Zeti Akhtar Aziz (Basel).
2013Central Banking in the Crisis: Conceptual Convergence and Open Questions on Unconventional Monetary Policy. Lecture by Jean-Claude Trichet.
2012China’s Monetary Policy Since the Turn of the Century. Lecture by Zhou Xiaochuan (Tokyo).
Society, Economic Policies, and the Financial Sector. Lecture by Y. V. Reddy (Basel).
2011The IMF and the International Monetary System: Lessons from the Crisis. Lecture by Axel A. Weber.
What Financial System for the Twenty-First Century? Lecture by Andrew Crockett (Basel).
2010Navigating the New Normal in Industrial Countries. Lecture by Mohamed A. El-Erian.
Markets and Government Before, During, and After the 2007–20XX Crisis. Lecture by Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa (Basel).
2009Growth After the Storm? A Longer-Run Perspective. Lecture by Kemal Derviş (Istanbul).
2008The Role and Governance of the IMF: Further Reflections on Reform. Symposium panelists: Stanley Fischer, Trevor Manuel, Jean Pisani-Ferry, and Raghuram Rajan.
The Approach to Macroeconomic Management: How It Has Evolved. Lecture by Lord George (Basel).
2007Balance of Payments Imbalances. Lecture by Alan Greenspan.
2006Asian Monetary Integration: Will It Ever Happen? Lecture by Tharman Shanmugaratnam (Singapore).
Competition Policy and Monetary Policy: A Comparative Perspective. Lecture by Mario Monti (Bern).
2005International Financial Institutions: Dealing with New Global Challenges. Lecture by Michel Camdessus.
2004The U.S. Current Account Deficit and the Global Economy. Lecture by Lawrence H. Summers. Some New Directions for Financial Stability? Lecture by C.A.E. Goodhart, CBE (Zurich).
2003The Arab World: Performance and Prospects. Lecture by Abdlatif Yousef Al-Hamad (Dubai).
2002The Boom-Bust Capital Spending Cycle in the United States: Lessons Learned. Lecture by E. Gerald Corrigan.
Recent Emerging Market Crises: What Have We Learned? Lecture by Guillermo Ortiz (Basel).
2001No lecture took place due to the cancellation of the Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank.
2000Ten Years On—Some Lessons from the Transition. Lecture by Josef Tošovský (Prague).
Strengthening the Resilience of Financial Systems. Symposium panelists: Peter B. Kenen, Arminio Fraga, and Jacques de Larosière (Lucerne).
1999The Past and Future of European Integration—A Central Banker’s View. Lecture by Willem F. Duisenberg.
1998Managing the International Economy in the Age of Globalization. Lecture by Peter D. Sutherland.
1997Asian Monetary Cooperation. Lecture by Joseph C.K. Yam, CBE, JP (Hong Kong SAR).
1996Financing Development in a World of Private Capital Flows: The Challenge for International Financial Institutions in Working with the Private Sector. Lecture by Jacques de Larosière.
1995Economic Transformation: The Tasks Still Ahead. Symposium panelists: Jan Svejnar, Oleh Havrylyshyn, and Sergei K. Dubinin.
1994Central Banking in Transition. Lecture by Baron Alexandre Lamfalussy (London).
Capital Flows to Emerging Countries: Are They Sustainable? Lecture by Guillermo de la Dehesa (Madrid).
1993Latin America: Economic and Social Transition to the Twenty-First Century. Lecture by Enrique V. Iglesias.
1992A New Monetary Order for Europe. Lecture by Karl Otto Pöhl.
1991The Road to European Monetary Union: Lessons from the Bretton Woods Regime. Lecture by Alexander K. Swoboda (Basel).
Privatization: Financial Choices and Opportunities. Lecture by Amnuay Viravan (Bangkok).
1990The Triumph of Central Banking? Lecture by Paul A. Volcker.
1989Promoting Successful Adjustment: The Experience of Ghana. Lecture by J.L.S. Abbey.
Economic Restructuring in New Zealand Since 1984. Lecture by David Caygill.
1988The International Monetary System: The Next Twenty-Five Years. Symposium panelists:
Sir Kit McMahon, Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, and C. Fred Bergsten (Basel).
1987Interdependence: Vulnerability and Opportunity. Lecture by Sylvia Ostry.
1986The Emergence of Global Finance. Lecture by Yusuke Kashiwagi.
1985Do We Know Where We’re Going? Lecture by Sir Jeremy Morse (Seoul).
1984Economic Nationalism and International Interdependence: The Global Costs of National Choices. Lecture by Peter G. Peterson.
1983Developing a New International Monetary System: A Long-Term View. Lecture by H. Johannes Witteveen.
1982Monetary Policy: Finding a Place to Stand. Lecture by Gerald K. Bouey (Toronto).
1981Central Banking with the Benefit of Hindsight. Lecture by Jelle Zijlstra; commentary by Albert Adomakoh.
1980Reflections on the International Monetary System. Lecture by Guillaume Guindey; commentary by Charles A. Coombs (Basel).
1979The Anguish of Central Banking. Lecture by Arthur F. Burns; commentaries by Milutin Ćirović and Jacques J. Polak (Belgrade).
1978The International Capital Market and the International Monetary System. Lecture by Gabriel Hauge and Erik Hoffmeyer; commentary by Lord Roll of Ipsden.
1977The International Monetary System in Operation. Lectures by Wilfried Guth and Sir Arthur Lewis.
1976Why Banks Are Unpopular. Lecture by Guido Carli; commentary by Milton Gilbert (Basel).
1975Emerging Arrangements in International Payments: Public and Private. Lecture by Alfred Hayes; commentaries by Khodadad Farmanfarmaian, Carlos Massad, and Claudio Segré.
1974Steps to International Monetary Order. Lectures by Conrad J. Oort and Puey Ungphakorn; commentaries by Saburo Okita and William McChesney Martin (Tokyo).
1973Inflation and the International Monetary System. Lecture by Otmar Emminger; commentaries by Adolfo Diz and János Fekete (Basel).
1972The Monetary Crisis of 1971: The Lessons to Be Learned. Lecture by Henry C. Wallich; commentaries by C.J. Morse and I.G. Patel.
1971International Capital Movements: Past, Present, Future. Lecture by Sir Eric Roll; commentaries by Henry H. Fowler and Wilfried Guth.
1970Toward a World Central Bank? Lecture by William McChesney Martin; commentaries by Karl Blessing, Alfredo Machado Gómez, and Harry G. Johnson (Basel).
1969The Role of Monetary Gold over the Next Ten Years. Lecture by Alexandre Lamfalussy; commentaries by Wilfrid Baumgartner, Guido Carli, and L.K. Jha.
1968Central Banking and Economic Integration. Lecture by M.W. Holtrop; commentary by Lord Cromer (Stockholm).
1967Economic Development: The Banking Aspects. Lecture by David Rockefeller; commentaries by Felipe Herrera and Shigeo Horie (Rio de Janeiro).
1966The Role of the Central Banker Today. Lecture by Louis Rasminsky; commentaries by Donato Menichella, Stefano Siglienti, Marcus Wallenberg, and Franz Aschinger (Rome).
1965The Balance Between Monetary Policy and Other Instruments of Economic Policy in a Modern Society. Lectures by C.D. Deshmukh and Robert V. Roosa.
1964Economic Growth and Monetary Stability. Lectures by Maurice Frère and Rodrigo Gómez (Basel).

The Per Jacobsson Lectures are available on the Internet at www.perjacobsson.org, which also contains further information on the Foundation. Copies of the Per Jacobsson Lectures may be acquired without charge from the Secretary. Unless otherwise indicated, the lectures were delivered in Washington, D.C.

The Per Jacobsson Foundation

Founding Honorary Chairmen:Eugene R. Black
Marcus Wallenberg
Past Chairmen:W. Randolph Burgess
William McC. Martin
Sir Jeremy Morse
Jacques de Larosière
Sir Andrew Crockett
Past Presidents:Frank A. Southard, Jr.
Jacques J. Polak
Leo Van Houtven
Caroline Atkinson
Nemat (Minouche) Shafik

Founding Sponsors

Hermann J. AbsViscount HarcourtJean Monnet
Roger AuboinGabriel HaugeWalter Muller
Wilfrid BaumgartnerCarl Otto HenriquesJuan Pardo Heeren
S. Clark BeiseM.W. HoltropFederico Pinedo
B.M. BirlaShigeo HorieAbdul Qadir
Rudolf BrinckmannClarence E. HunterSven Raab
Lord CobboldH.V.R. IengarDavid Rockefeller
Miguel CuadernoKaoru InouyeLord Salter
R.v. FieandtAlbert E. JanssenPierre-Paul Schweitzer
Maurice FrèreRaffaele MattioliSamuel Schweizer
E.C. FussellJ.J. McElligottAllan Sproul
Aly GritlyJohan MelanderWilhelm Teufenstein
Eugenio GudinDonato MenichellaGraham Towers
Gottfried HaberlerEmmanuel MonickJoseph H. Willits

Board of Directors

Guillermo Ortiz —Chairman of the Board

Abdlatif Y. Al-HamadDavid Lipton
Nancy BirdsallAlassane D. Ouattara
Jaime CaruanaShigemitsu Sugisaki
Malcolm D. KnightEdwin M. Truman
Horst KöhlerMarcus Wallenberg
Christine Lagarde

Officers

David Lipton—President
Kate Langdon—Vice President and Secretary
Thomas Krueger—Treasurer

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