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High Noon on April 11: Trade wars, market volatility and the Federal Reserve

Jason Jones joined the Furman faculty in 2008.

As the trade tensions with China escalate and the markets try to interpret where the U.S. economy is headed, how does the Federal Reserve respond to these new challenges?

Jason Jones, an associate professor of economics at Furman University, will address those issues when he speaks at the High Noon spring lecture series Wednesday, April 11.

His talk, “Uncharted Territory for the Federal Reserve,” begins at noon at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman. It is free and open to the public.

Jones will provide a brief history of monetary policy since 2008, its effectiveness and the challenges that lay ahead. He will also place current policy challenges in the context of recent economic data and events as the Federal Reserve seeks to fulfill its mandate to maintain full employment and stable prices.

Jones joined the Furman economics faculty in 2008. His current research focuses on issues related to the growth effects of trade agreements, fiscal policy effectiveness, and debt issue in the United States. He is a graduate of Utah State University and received a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

This is the third of four lectures by Furman professors in the spring series. The remaining talk on April 18 will feature earth and environmental sciences professor Matthew Cohen.

All lectures begin at noon and last one hour.  The Upcountry History Museum/Furman is located at 540 Buncombe Street in downtown Greenville’s Heritage Green area.

A complete schedule of High Noon events can be found here.

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