Robert DeYoung will deliver the 2019 Robert Stafford Lecture on Banking at 12:40 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in the Richard and Joan Stark Lecture Hall, 1148 Gerdin Business Building. DeYoung’s lecture, “Unpacking the U.S. Economy,” is open to the public with no charge for admission.
DeYoung is the Koch Foundation Distinguished Professor in Business Economics and Harold Otto Chair in Economics at the University of Kansas School of Business. Prior to joining the KU faculty in 2007, he worked as an associate director of research at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (2005-2007), an economic advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (1998-2005), a senior economist at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (1992-1998), and a Joyce Foundation Teaching Fellow at Beloit College (1988-1992).
DeYoung’s research and commentaries have appeared widely in academic journals, in policy publications, and in the financial press. He is frequently invited to speak at foreign central banks and bank regulatory authorities, and has twice testified before the United States Senate Banking Committee. In 2015, DeYoung was named a Distinguished Scholar by the French Finance Association for his “Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Finance and Banking.” He has served as co-editor of the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking at The Ohio State University since 2009.
The Robert Stafford Lecture Series on Banking was established by the Ivy College of Business and funded by Ames National Corporation as a part of its 100 years of service to Ames. The lecture honors the late Robert Stafford for his many years of dedicated service to First National Bank and Ames National Corporation.