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Federal Reserve Board member to discuss Social Security reform, Oct. 10

Edward Gramlich, a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Board, will present a public lecture titled "Social Security Reform" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Frist 302.

Gramlich became a Federal Reserve Board member in November 1997 to fill an unexpired term ending in January 2008. Before joining the board, he served as dean of the Gerald Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan from 1995 to 1997. Currently on leave as a professor of economics and public policy at Michigan, his recent research included school finance, budget and fiscal federalism arrangements; poverty and income redistribution; and the economics of sports.

He has extensive governmental experience, serving as both deputy and acting director of the Congressional Budget Office and the Office of Economic Opportunity from 1986 to 1987 and chairing the Quadrennial Advisory Council on Social Security from 1994 to 1996. Gramlich is also the director of the Policy Research Division at the Office of Economic Opportunity, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a staff member of the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Board.

Gramlich is the author of several books, including "A Guide to Benefit-Cost Analysis," and is the co-author of two volumes of "Setting National Priorities," as well as numerous other books and articles on topics such as macroeconomics, budget policy and Social Security.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Office of External Affairs.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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