Stephen D. Oliner is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and a senior fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Ziman Center for Real Estate.
Oliner joined AEI after spending more than 25 years at the Federal Reserve Board. An economist by training, Oliner held a number of high-level positions at the Fed and was closely involved in the Fed's analysis of the US economy and financial markets. Since leaving the Fed, Oliner has become well known for his analysis of US monetary policy and has maintained an active research agenda that focuses on real estate issues and the US economy’s growth potential.
Oliner has a Ph.D. and an M.S. in economics from the University of Wisconsin. He received a B.A. in economics from the University of Virginia.
Senior Fellow, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate, 2011–present
Senior Economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast, 2012
Senior Adviser, 2006–11; Associate Director, 2000–06; Assistant Director, 1997–2000, Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Chief, Capital Markets Section, Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 1994–97
Senior Economist, 1989–94; Economist, 1984–89, Division of Research and Statistics, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Ph.D., economics, University of Wisconsin M.S., economics, University of Wisconsin B.A., economics, University of Virginia
For months it was a matter of intense speculation: Who would President Obama nominate to chair the Federal Reserve? Now that he has named Janet Yellen, currently the Fed's vice chair and an exceptionally well-qualified candidate, maybe we can move on to discussing a more important issue: the challenges facing the nation's central bank.
At this event, Fed policy experts will discuss the leadership challenges facing the next Fed chair, including continuing or ending quantitative easing, dealing with systemic risk, addressing the effects of the Fed’s actions on other countries, and meeting the Fed's statutory mandates for stable prices, employment, and moderate long-term interest rates.
Press reports suggest that President Obama could soon announce his nominee to replace Ben Bernanke as the Chair of the Federal Reserve. Larry Summers, the Harvard professor and former Treasury Secretary with strong ties to the Obama administration, appears to be the favorite over Janet Yellen, the current Fed Vice Chair.