The man who chaired the Federal Reserve during the most tumultuous time in recent memory is speaking Monday in Evansville.
Ben Bernanke, who served eight years as Fed chairman before retiring in January of 2014, will give a speech and answer questions at the University of Southern Indiana, as part of the Romaine College of Business Innovative Speaker Series.
The college’s dean, Muhammad Khayum, says he’s interesting is learning how the former Fed Chair handled the pressure of knowing that anything he said about the economy could have major ramifications.
“I’m just curious as to how they internally respond to that level of attention and the kind of sway they have over individuals in our society,” Khayum said.
Some of the questions that will be put forth to Bernanke will come from USI students.
“There’s a question, for example, that the students put forward about the issue of student debt, and whether that’s the next bubble in the economy due to the magnitude of that student debt.”
Bernanke’s talk will begin Monday at 6 pm at the University of Southern Indiana Physical Activities Center.
It’s free and open to the public, and overflow seating and a live feed of the event will be provided if regular seating at the facility runs out.