Lend Me Your Ears: Let's Talk Banking and Finance
In this session, Ed Skelton, a business economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, will give a broad overview of the financial and banking system, including a discussion current financial market conditions and trends, with particular focus on possible threats and the impact of Fed policy.
The importance of financial system stability and policy discipline will also be established. From there, a link will be made between financial conditions, the availability of funding, and the economy as a whole.
Skelton’s primary analysis concerns the economies of Latin America, with a focus on the banking industry and the financial system. He also manages the Bank’s macro surveillance unit, where he performs regional and national financial system analysis, researches issues related to international systemic risk, and is very active in the Bank’s Economic Education program.
He has appeared on National Public Radio, and his work has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, specialized industry publications, academic studies, as well as prominent daily newspapers in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil and many other Latin American countries.
In addition to his responsibilities at the Dallas Fed, he is an adjunct professor of economics at Southern Methodist University, where he has received numerous awards for teaching excellence.
Skelton received a master of arts in economics degree from Southern Methodist University and a bachelor of business administration in economics degree from Baylor University. He is also a graduate of the American Bankers Association Stonier School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has been serving as a capstone project advisor.