Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke concluded his guest appearances before a GWSB undergraduate class last week, capping a series of lectures that drew widespread media coverage.
"It's been great," said Timothy S. Fort, the Lindner-Gambal professor of Business Ethics, who developed the class on the role of the Federal Reserve Bank in the nation's economic history to accommodate Bernanke, who delivered four lectures to the class.
"It's great PR," said Fort, interim Dean for Undergraduate Programs and the former chairman of the Department of Strategic Management and Public Policy. Fort developed the course after the Fed contacted him with news of Bernanke's interest in lecturing.
"Our students looked great, and they took away an understanding of the financial system far more profound than they'd ever had before," they said. more