Joint Program students had the opportunity to meet with Narayana Kocherlakota in a small group during his visit to the Becker Friedman Institute in March 2016.
Kocherlakota was the 12th president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Appointed in 2009, he joined the Federal Open Markets Committee in 2011. In 2012, he was named one of the top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine. Much of his work focuses on optimal taxation and optimal unemployment insurance. Kocherlakota became the Lionel W. McKenzie Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester on January 1, 2016.