John C. Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, on Economic Outlook and Trends for 2018

Industry Leadership Series

11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The City Club, 155 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104

Dr. John Williams will give his outlook for the U.S. economy, including GDP growth, employment, and inflation. He will also discuss how current trends influence his thinking on monetary policy. You will not want to miss this insightful speech! 



John WIlliamsJohn C. Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

John C. Williams took office as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF) on March 1, 2011. In this role, he also serves as a voting member in 2018 on the Federal Open Market Committee, bringing the Fed’s Twelfth District’s perspective to monetary policy discussions in Washington.

Dr. Williams was previously the executive vice president and director of research for the FRBSF, which he joined in 2002. He began his career in 1994 as an economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, following the completion of his PhD in economics at Stanford University. Prior to that, he earned a master’s of science from the London School of Economics, and an A.B. from the University of California at Berkeley.

Dr. Williams’ research focuses on topics including monetary policy under uncertainty, innovation, and business cycles. Additionally, he served as senior economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisers and as a lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.


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