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7/27/23 NEC Webinar: ‘Reporting on a New Age of Crisis at the US Central Bank’ with Jeanna Smialek, NYT
July 27, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
‘Reporting on a New Age of Crisis at the US Central Bank’ with Jeanna Smialek, Federal Reserve and Economics Reporter at The New York Times
Date: Thursday, July 27
Time: 12pm to 1pm ET
The Federal Reserve has been at the center of the US economic response to the pandemic and subsequent surge in inflation, and Jeanna Smialek is one of a select few reporters who regularly interviews and questions key monetary policymakers. Her book, Limitless, dives deep into Fed history to explaining the inner-workings of the US central bank, an institution that influences the lives of all Americans and yet is little known to many. Amid rising inequality, high inflation, and a pandemic, the Fed has entered a new era of transparency and activism that has changed its role in modern society in subtle but remarkable ways.
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About our speaker:
Jeanna Smialek covers the Federal Reserve – the world’s most powerful central bank – and the American economy for the New York Times. Her stories capture important developments regarding interest rates, inflation, and the jobs market, and she explains how economic policymakers are thinking and acting.
She has written about the economy for more than a decade, with previous experience at Bloomberg and Bloomberg Businessweek. She contributes regularly to Marketplace radio and authored a book about the changing role of the modern Fed: “Limitless: The Federal Reserve Takes on A New Age of Crisis.”
Smialek was born and raised in a small town outside of Pittsburgh and now lives in Washington. She received her MBA from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism and global studies from the University of North Carolina.