Community Events

Events listed on this page are not Harvard Club of San Francisco events, but events that we believe are of interest to our members. Please note the registration and contact information for each event, as HCSF does not handle event reservations for these events.

1397Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan: Monetary Policy And The Economy

Robert Kaplan has served as the 13th president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas since September 8, 2015. He also represents the 11th Federal Reserve District on the Federal Open Market Committee in the formulation of U.S. monetary policy.

Prior to joining Harvard in 2006, Kaplan was vice chairman of the Goldman Sachs Group Inc., with global responsibility for the firm's investment banking and investment management divisions. Previously, he served as global co-head of the investment banking division. He serves as chairman of Project ALS and co-chairman of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm that invests in developing nonprofit enterprises dedicated to addressing social issues.

Come for a rare conversation with a representative of the Federal Reserve about international and national economies and U.S. monetary policy.

Friday, October 11 / 12:00 pm

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105

Please use discount code “FedReserve” to get $10 off nonmember tickets.

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078a0146_reduceDr. Robert Shiller, Nobel Laureate in Economics, 2013

When: 6 P.M., Monday, October 21
Where: Fromm Hall - Berman Room at the University of San Francisco
Signed Copies of Books available with ticket!

Narrative Economics : How Stories that Humans Tell Can Shape the Economy

Oct. 21 | 6 p.m. | Berman Room, University of San Francisco

Dr. Robert Shiller, Nobel Laureate in Economics in 2013, will discuss his new book called Narrative Economics . In his talk, he will describe stories that humans have built around a particular environment which can influence human actions and ultimately, collectively, influence the entire economy. These stories can range from believing that tech stocks can only go up, that housing prices can never go down, or that this time is different. In some ways, Shiller’s narrative economics ties into Keynes’s idea of animal spirits, where these spirits are people’s collective beliefs in an appealing story. Finally, he will share some other gems from his life in the Q&A with USF's Professor Ludwig Chincarini

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