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Darla Moore School of Business

Federal Reserve Bank president to speak at Nov. 30 installment of University of South Carolina Economic Outlook series

Nov. 17, 2020

The University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business will host its next installment of the 40th Annual Economic Outlook series on Monday, Nov. 30, with a special session dedicated to post-election economic impact. The event will feature Thomas I. Barkin, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, as the keynote speaker.

Barkin will present his views on the current state of the national economy, discuss recent federal actions and outline prospects and challenges for recovery in 2021.

In his role as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Barkin is responsible for monetary policy, bank supervision, payment services and the Federal Reserve System’s National IT organization. He serves on the Federal Reserve System’s chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open Market Committee, and is continually on the ground in the Federal Reserve System’s Fifth District, which encompasses South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia and Maryland. His engagement in the region has brought national attention to areas facing economic challenges.

Barkin will be joined by Moore School research economists Joseph Von Nessen and Douglas Woodward, who will present an update on the 2021 South Carolina economic forecast, including recovery efforts, and will also examine the long-term economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic at the state and national levels.

The Economic Outlook Series will be hosted online Nov. 30 from noon to 1 p.m. The price of attendance is $20 for the general public. USC students, staff and faculty can attend for free. Register or learn more by visiting

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