Mary C. Daly took office as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco on October 1, 2018. In this role, she serves as a voting member on the Federal Open Market Committee, bringing the Fed’s Twelfth District’s perspective to monetary policy discussions in Washington, D.C.
One of her first speaking engagements as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco will be at Boise State University. Daly will give remarks and have a Q&A period on Tuesday, November 13 at 3-4:15 p.m. in the Imagination Lab (room 2302) in the Micron Business and Economics Building.
“It is an honor to have President Mary Daly give her first public address at Boise State,” said Department of Economics Chair Chris Loucks. “Dr. Daly, formerly director of research at the San Francisco Fed, is an internationally recognized scholar in labor economics. Her published work deals with income inequality, wage and unemployment dynamics, and workforce development. As a high school drop-out, first-generation college student, an ardent supporter of diversity and inclusion and a very successful economist, she is an excellent role model for Boise State students, particularly females and minorities interested in the study of economics. I encourage all students to attend this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
Daly’s research focuses on labor market dynamics and the aggregate and distributional impacts of monetary and fiscal policy. Her published work is frequently cited by other prominent economists and academics, and by journalists.
Daly is a sought-after speaker and lecturer on her scholarly research on social economics and has become a strong voice for increasing diversity among the leadership ranks of the Federal Reserve System by building the pipeline of women and minorities entering the economics profession. In addition to visiting and speaking with educators and students about careers in economics, she frequently engages on social media platforms such as Quora, Medium and Twitter as part of her personal dedication to make economics more accessible to a broader audience.
Daly’s record of public service and research extends well beyond the Federal Reserve System. She has served on the advisory boards of the Congressional Budget Office, the Social Security Administration, the Office of Rehabilitation Research and Training, the Institute of Medicine, and the Library of Congress.
Daly earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a master’s degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Ph.D. from Syracuse University. She also completed a National Institute of Aging post-doctoral fellowship at Northwestern University.
Daly is a native of Ballwin, Missouri. She is married and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.