Friday, November 18, 2011

Economist Kevin Kliesen to speak Nov. 21 at The Centre

Economist Kevin Kliesen

Kevin Kliesen, a business economist in the Supervisory Policy and Risk Analysis Unit at the Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis, Mo. will present “Will Bumpy Seas Give Way to Smooth Sailing” on Monday, Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. at The Centre (located at 1200 N. Holloway St.).  
Kliesen is among many notable speakers who will be featured during The Way We Worked, the newest Smithsonian Institution exhibit that will be on display at The Centre (1200 N. Holloway Street) from Nov. 19 through Dec. 17, 2011. His presentation and the Smithsonian Exhibit are free and open to the public.
The first part of Mr. Kliesen’s talk will discuss the current state of the economy and the outlook for 2012. The second part of the talk will discuss some of the ways that the financial crisis, globalization, and changing demographics may be permanently changing the structure of the economy and whether Federal Reserve and government policymakers may need to adjust their policies.
In his capacity as a business economist, Mr. Kliesen writes the Federal Reserve Bank’s monthly Report on Economic Activity, the Regional Economist, and the Review, which is the Bank’s economic journal. Mr. Kliesen has also written for professional economics journals, and he has authored several book reviews.
For more details about The Way We Worked exhibit, featured speakers, special events exhibit hours, programs, and the local history exhibit, please visit the City of Rolla Website at and click on The Way We Worked tab. You may also contact Scott Caron, the City’s Recreation Director, at 573-341-2386 or Loretta Wallis, Corporate Relations Manager, Brewer  Science, at 573-364-0444, ext. 1357. For more information on volunteering, please contact Arts Rolla at 573-364-5539 or e-mail Linda Giger at

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