Jeffrey M Lacker
Jeffrey M Lacker served more than 12 years as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, from August 2004 to April 2017. Currently, he is a senior affiliated scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He also serves as a member of the Shadow Open Market Committee and is a fellow at the Global Interdependence Center’s College of Central Bankers. From August 2018 to May 2022, Lacker was a distinguished professor in the department of economics at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business.
Prior to being named president of the Richmond Fed, he served as senior vice-president and director of research. He was an assistant professor of economics at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University from 1984 to 1989, before joining the Richmond Fed in 1989 as an economist. He has published research in monetary economics, banking and financial intermediation, financial contracts and payment economics.
Lacker received a doctorate in economics from the University of Wisconsin in 1984 and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Franklin & Marshall College in 1977.
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