Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Marquette economics professor appointed to Fed council

Today's The Business Journal of Milwaukee reported that Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics in Marquette University’s College of Business Administration, has been appointed to the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank’s Academic Advisory Council.

The Fed's Academic Advisory Council meets twice annually, in March and September, to provide monetary policy advice to the central bank. Chowdhury joins more than a dozen other professors from institutions within the Chicago Fed’s district.

Chowdhury specializes in open economy macroeconomics and monetary policy. As the chief economist for Capital Market Consultants in Milwaukee, he prepares quarterly and monthly commentaries on U.S. and global economic issues and challenges. He also provides regular advice on economic policy issues to a number of investment firms and financial institutions.