Charles Plosser, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, discusses the limits of central banking during the current financial crisis and beyond- Council on Foreign Relations
Charles I. Plosser became the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's 10th president and chief executive officer on August 1, 2006.
Before coming to Philadelphia, he was the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics and Public Policy and director of the Bradley Policy Research Center at the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration External Link, where he also served as dean from 1993 to 2003. He was also a professor of economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Rochester, a senior research associate at the Rochester Center for Economic Research in the university's College of Arts and Science, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
He has also been a visiting scholar at the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.