Columbia University economics professor to discuss monetary policy

BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania presents professor of economics Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé for a lecture titled “Monetary Policy in Times of Low Inflation” in the Hass Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 2-3 p.m.

Schmitt-Grohé is a professor of economics at Columbia University, a research associate of the NBER and the CEPR. Previously, she taught at both Rutgers University, and Duke University. Schmitt-Grohé started her career as an economist in the Division of Monetary Affairs at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, in Washington.

Schmitt-Grohé’s research focuses on monetary policy and on understanding the sources and propagation of macroeconomic shocks within and across countries. In 2005, she was awarded the Bernácer Prize, which is given annually to a European economist under the age of 40, who has made outstanding contributions in the fields of macroeconomics and finance.  She has published widely in economic journals and is the coauthor of the 2017 Princeton University Press graduate textbook “Open Economy Macroeconomics'' (joint with Martín Uribe). Besides teaching at Columbia, she is a regular research visitor at the European Central Bank.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.