The Rafael del Pino Foundation organised on 22 April at 7 p.m. the Keynote Lecture "Economic Policies to Restore Prosperity" by Jerry L. Jordan, former member of President Ronald Reagan's Council of Economic Advisors and former President and CEO of the Cleveland Federal Reserve.
Jordan attended California State University, Northridge, where he earned a B.A. in Economics (1963). He continued his education at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received his PhD in Economics (1969).
Professor Jordan worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis from 1967 to 1975, where his last position was Senior Vice President and Director of Research. From 1971 to 1972 he was seconded as an economic consultant to the Deutsche Bundesbank in Frankfurt, Germany. After working 8 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Dr. Jordan was hired as Senior Vice President and Economist at the Pittsburgh National Bank where he worked from 1975 to 1980. For two terms (July 1980 - March 1981 and August 1982 - January 1985), Dr. Jordan served as Dean and Professor of the Robert O. Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico. While on leave from his work at the University of New Mexico, Dr. Jordan was a member of President Ronald Reagan's Council of Economic Advisors from April 1981 - July 1982. Following his time at the University of New Mexico, he was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of First Interstate Bancorp 1985 to 1992. In 1992 Dr. Jordan returned to work at the Federal Reserve, but this time at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, where he was President and Chief Executive Officer until 2003.
Jerry Jordan is currently the President of the Pacific Advanced Studies Academy, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Research in Economics and Education, and a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute.