UC Real Estate Center to welcome Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta president/CEO

Raphael Bostic to discuss equitable economic development at March Roundtable

The University of Cincinnati’s Real Estate Center will welcome Raphael Bostic, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, for its March Roundtable on March 25 at the Westin Cincinnati.

Bostic and Gary Painter, PhD, BEARE Chair and professor of real estate, will discuss “equitable economic development,” how economic growth can be achieved without exacerbating economic inequality. Bostic and Painter’s conversation will highlight policy levers and development practices that can help ensure that economic growth benefits all community residents.

Bostic has served as the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s president and chief executive officer since June 5, 2017. He oversees all the bank's activities, including monetary policy, bank supervision and regulation, and payment services. In addition, he serves on the Federal Reserve's chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open Market Committee.

Check-in and networking begin at 7:15 a.m., followed by a buffet breakfast and the program from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Registration is required and closes March 21 at 5 p.m.

Raphael W. Bostic, PhD, took office June 5, 2017, as the 15th president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He is responsible for all the bank's activities, including monetary policy, bank supervision and regulation, and payment services. He sits on the Federal Open Market Committee, the monetary policymaking body of the Federal Reserve System.

From 2012 to 2017, Bostic was the Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California (USC).  

Bostic also served USC's Lusk Center for Real Estate as the interim associate director from 2007 to 2009 and as the interim director from 2015 to 2016. From 2016 to 2017, he was the chair of the center's Governance, Management, and Policy Process Department.  

From 2009 to 2012, Bostic was the assistant secretary for policy development and research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In that role, he was a principal adviser to the secretary on policy and research, helping the secretary and other principal staff make informed decisions on HUD policies and programs, as well as on budget and legislative proposals.  

Bostic worked at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors from 1995 to 2001, first as an economist and then as a senior economist in the monetary and financial studies section, where his work on the Community Reinvestment Act earned him a special achievement award.   
Bostic graduated from Harvard University in 1987 with a combined major in economics and psychology. He earned his doctorate in economics from Stanford University in 1995.  

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta serves the Sixth Federal Reserve District, which covers Alabama, Florida and Georgia and parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. The bank has branches in Birmingham, Jacksonville, Miami, Nashville and New Orleans. 

Featured image at top: Raphael Bostic. Photo courtesy of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

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