Global Conference 2016

Speaker's Biography

John C. Williams

President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco


John Williams is president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He serves on the Federal Open Market Committee, bringing the perspective of the Fed's 12th District to monetary policy discussions in Washington. Williams joined the bank as a research advisor in 2002 and subsequently served as senior vice president and advisor, then executive vice president and director of research. He has collaborated with economists in the United States and across the globe to examine economic and policy issues. Williams has published numerous articles in leading research journals and he is the managing editor of the International Journal of Central Banking. Williams began his career in 1994 as an economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He holds an A.B. from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. from the London School of Economics and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.

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