- U.S. Fiscal Policy
- Economic Forecast
- Financial Markets
- Fiscal Policy
- Global Economy and Trade
Audience & Industry
- The Finance Industry
- Board Meetings and Executive Briefings
- Senior Management Groups
- The Professional Services Industry
A 40-year veteran of the Fed, Donald Kohn helped coordinate the central bank’s response to the financial crisis in 2008. His knowledge, experience and wisdom weigh in on the future of the U.S. and global economies.
In his four decades at the Federal Reserve, Donald Kohn served as one of the world’s top economists and financial authorities. Kohn joined the Board in August 2002 and became Vice Chairman in June 2006. Before becoming a member of the Board, he served as Advisor to the Board for Monetary Policy (2001–2002), Secretary of the Federal Open Market Committee (1987–2002), Director of the Division of Monetary Affairs (1987–2001), Deputy Staff Director for Monetary and Financial Policy (1983–1987) and held several positions in the Board’s Division of Research and Statistics. “The Federal Reserve and the country owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Don Kohn for his invaluable contributions over 40 years of public service,” said Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, crediting him with leading the stress tests of major financial institutions; directing the Board’s efforts to improve transparency; and helping central banks around the world to most effectively respond to the global economic crisis. Engaging, lively and humorous, Kohn shares with audiences his remarkable breadth of knowledge on topics such as: the economic outlook in the United States and around the world, the state of the financial system and the choices facing policymakers as they grapple with the difficult challenges facing the global economy.