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Charles L. Evans

President and Chief Executive Officer

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks across the country. These 12 banks—along with the Board of Governors in Washington, DC—make up our nation's central bank. As head of the Chicago Fed, Evans oversees the work of roughly 1,400 employees in Chicago and Detroit who conduct economic research, supervise financial institutions and provide payment services to commercial banks and the U.S. government.

Charles L. Evans has served as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago since September 2007. In that capacity, he serves on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Federal Reserve System's monetary policymaking body.

Before becoming president in September of 2007, Evans served as director of research and senior vice president, supervising the Bank's research on monetary policy, banking, financial markets, and regional economic conditions.

His personal research has focused on measuring the effects of monetary policy on U.S. economic activity, inflation, and financial market prices and has been published in peer-reviewed journals.

Evans is active in the civic community. He is a trustee at Rush University Medical Center, a director of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, a member of the Economic Club of Chicago board of directors, and a member of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago and Civic Consulting Alliance board.

Evans has taught at the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, and the University of South Carolina. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Virginia and a doctorate in economics from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Chicago Fed Letter
Charles L. Evans | 1994 | No. 84 | August Download
Francesca Eugeni , Charles L. Evans, Steven Strongin | 1993 | No. 75 | November Download
Economic Perspectives
Charles L. Evans, Chin Te Liu, Genevieve Pham-Kanter | 2002 | Vol. 26 | No. -3 | October | 3rd Quarter Download
Charles L. Evans | 1998 | Vol. 22 | No. -3 | September | 3rd Quarter Download
Francesca Eugeni , Charles L. Evans | 1996 | Vol. 20 | No. -3 | May | 2nd Quarter Download
Charles L. Evans | 1994 | Vol. 18 | No. -5 | September | 3rd Quarter Download
Francesca Eugeni , Charles L. Evans, Steven Strongin | 1992 | Vol. 16 | No. -5 | September | 3rd Quarter Download
Working Papers
Charles L. Evans, Jonas D. M. Fisher, François Gourio, Spencer Krane | 2015 | No. 2015-03 | March Download
Jeffrey R. Campbell, Charles L. Evans, Jonas D. M. Fisher, Alejandro Justiniano | 2012 | No. 2012-03 | October Download
Charles L. Evans, David Marshall | 2001 | No. 2001-16 Download
Lawrence J. Christiano , Martin Eichenbaum, Charles L. Evans | 2001 | No. 2001-08 Download
Dean Croushore, Charles L. Evans | 2000 | No. 2000-26 Download
Michael Bordo, Christopher J. Erceg, Charles L. Evans | 1997 | No. 1997-02 Download

Op-Ed

"Summer Jobs for youth can curb violence. Chicago business leaders, start hiring."
As featured in the Monday, June 21, 2021 edition of the Chicago Tribune

2022

President Charles Evans participated in a moderated Q&A with the Milwaukee Business Journal on Thursday, January 13, at 12:00 p.m. CT.

2021

President Charles Evans will participate virtually in a moderated Q&A followed by an audience Q&A at the 2021 BKD Financial Services Symposium on Thursday, November 18, at 1:00 p.m. CT.

President Charles Evans participated virtually in a moderated Q&A with the Mid-Size Bank Coalition of America on Wednesday, November 17, at 3:00 p.m. CT.

A speech presented virtually by Charles Evans, president and chief executive officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, on November 8, 2021, at the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) 2021 Automotive Supplier Conference: Beyond Disruption in Novi, MI.

President Charles Evans participated virtually in a moderated Q&A with Princeton University’s Markus Brunnermeier of the Bendheim Center for Finance on Thursday, September 30.

A speech presented on September 27, 2021, at the 63rd National Association for Business Economics (NABE) Annual Meeting in Arlington, VA.

A speech presented virtually on September 9, 2021, at Exploring Career Pathways in Economics and Related Fields, cosponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Sadie Collective.

Charles Evans, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will participate virtually in a moderated discussion during the Thirteenth Annual Rocky Mountain Economic Summit on Thursday, July 15 at 10 a.m. CT.

Panel remarks presented virtually on May 25, 2021, at the 2021 Bank of Japan–Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies Conference, Adapting to the New Normal: Perspectives and Policy Challenges after the COVID-19 Pandemic.

President Charles Evans participated in a fireside chat with Mark Hamrick, Washington bureau chief for Bankrate.com, hosted by the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing on Monday, May 10.

A speech presented virtually on May 5, 2021, at the 29th Annual Hyman P. Minksy Conference on the State of the US and World Economies: Prospects for the US and Europe in an Emerging Post-Pandemic Recovery, organized by the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College.

A speech presented virtually on April 7, 2021, at the Prairie State College Foundation’s annual Economic Forecast Breakfast.

President Evans participated in a moderated discussion with the Women in Housing and Finance organization on March 25, 2021. 

A virtual moderated discussion between President Evans and the Japan America Society of Chicago. The event took place on March 24th.

CFA Society Chicago’s Distinguished Speaker Series: President Charles Evans

March 3, 2021 recording of President Charles Evans' moderated conversation with CFA Society Chicago. President Evans spoke on “The Current State of the Economic Recovery.”

A speech presented virtually on February 3, 2021, to the Oakland University School of Business Administration, Department of Economics, in Rochester, MI.

A virtual moderated discussion presented on January 7, 2021, at the Wisconsin Bankers Association Midwest Economic Forecast Forum.

A speech presented virtually on January 5, 2021, for Federal Reserve Actions During the Coronavirus Pandemic, a panel hosted by IBEFA (International Banking, Economics, and Finance Association) and the AEA (American Economic Association) at the ASSA (Allied Social Science Associations) 2021 Annual Meeting.

A speech presented virtually on January 4, 2021, for Economic Prospects and Policies After COVID-19, a panel hosted by NABE (National Association for Business Economics) at the ASSA (Allied Social Science Associations) 2021 Annual Meeting.

2020

A moderated discussion with Rann Paynter, President and CEO, Michigan Bankers Association (MBA).

A moderated discussion with Abe Tubbs for the Iowa Bankers Association (IBA) Leaders Speakers Series 2020.

A speech presented virtually on October 7, 2020, to the Metals Service Center Institute.

A speech presented virtually on October 5, 2020, at the 62nd National Association for Business Economics Annual Meeting.

A speech presented virtually on September 24, 2020, at the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting.

A speech presented virtually on September 3, 2020, to the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce in Hammond, IN.

A speech presented virtually on June 24, 2020, at the Corridor Business Journal Mid-Year Economic Review.

A speech presented virtually on May 11, 2020, to the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce in Lansing, Michigan.

A summary of a presentation delivered on February 27, 2020, at the Central Banking Conference sponsored by the Global Interdependence Center and Banco de México in Mexico City, Mexico.

Opening remarks presented on January 3, 2020, at the Allied Social Science Associations 2020 Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.

2019

A speech presented on November 14, 2019, at the Third Annual Fintech Conference in Philadelphia, PA.

A speech presented on October 17, 2019, at Fed Listens: Monetary Policy’s Impact on Workers and Their Communities in Chicago, IL.

A speech presented on October 16, 2019, before the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council in Peoria, IL.

A speech presented on October 1, 2019, at the Global Interdependence Center (GIC) Central Banking Series event, Monetary and Economic Policies on Both Sides of the Atlantic, in Frankfurt, Germany.

A speech presented on September 4, 2019, at Forging a New Path for North American Trade: The Auto Sector, a conference in Detroit, MI.

A speech presented on June 4, 2019, at the Fed Listens Conference on Monetary Policy Strategy, Tools, and Communication Practices in Chicago, IL.

A speech presented on May 9, 2019, at the Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference, Renewing the Promise of the Middle Class, in Washington, DC.

A summary of a presentation delivered on May 6, 2019, at the Bank of Italy in Rome, Italy.

A speech presented May 3, 2019, at the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) and Sveriges Riksbank conference, Global Economies at the Crossroads: Growing Together While Growing Apart?, in Stockholm, Sweden.

A speech presented April 15, 2019, at the New York Association of Business Economists (NYABE) Economic Luncheon in New York, NY.

A speech presented on March 25, 2019, at the 2019 Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong.

A speech presented on January 10, 2019, at the Milwaukee Business Journal Economic Forecast in Milwaukee, WI.

A speech presented on January 9, 2019, at the Discover Financial Services Company Meeting in Riverwoods, IL.

2018

A speech presented on October 29, 2018, before the sixth annual Summit on Regional Competitiveness in Chicago.

A speech presented on October 9, 2018, before the Opportunity Finance Network in Chicago.

A speech presented on October 3, 2018, before the OMFIF City Lecture on the U.S. Economic Outlook in London, UK.

A speech presented on September 14, 2018, before the Northeast Indiana Regional Economic Forum in Fort Wayne, IN.

A speech prepared for September 3, 2018, for the Central Bank of Argentina Money and Banking Conference, Dealing with Monetary Policy Normalization, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A speech delivered on May 25, 2018, before the joint Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas conference, Technology-Enabled Disruption: Implications for Business, Labor Markets and Monetary Policy, in Dallas, TX.

A speech delivered on May 7, 2018, before the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Conference, Machines Learning Finance. Will They Change the Game?, in Amelia Island, FL.

A speech delivered on April 20, 2018, before the Graaskamp Center Spring Board Conference in Chicago.
A speech delivered on April 17, 2018, before the Chicago Rotary Club Luncheon in Chicago.
A speech delivered on March 9, 2018, before the Manhattan Institute Shadow Open Market Committee in New York City.
A speech delivered on February 7, 2018, before the Iowa Bankers Association Bank Management Conference in Des Moines, IA.
A speech delivered on January 23, 2018, before the Chicago Council on Global Affairs in Chicago.
2017
Comments on the December 2017 Federal Open Market Committee vote.
A speech delivered on November 15, 2017, before the UBS European Conference in London, England.
A speech delivered on November 14, 2017, before the European Central Bank Conference in Frankfurt, Germany.
A speech prepared for the Economic Club of Grand Rapids in Grand Rapids, MI, on September 25, 2017.

A speech delivered on September 8, 2017, before the World Federation of Exchanges Annual Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. 

A speech prepared for the Global Interdependence Center in Victor, ID, on July 13, 2017.
A speech delivered on June 19, 2017, before the Money Marketeers of New York University in New York City.
A speech delivered on May 25, 2017, before the Bank of Japan — Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies in Tokyo, Japan.
A speech delivered on May 23, 2017, before the Shanghai Symposium on OTC Derivatives in Shanghai, China.
A speech delivered on March 29, 2017, before the DZ Bank-OMFIF International Capital Markets Conference in Frankfurt, Germany.
Comments delivered on March 24, 2017, for the Strong Foundations: The Economic Futures of Kids and Communities, Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference in Washington, DC.

Comments delivered on March 3, 2017, before the 2017 U.S. Monetary Policy Forum in New York, NY.

A speech delivered on February 9, 2017, before the CFA Society of Chicago Distinguished Speaker Series in Chicago. (Update of the February 3, 2017, speech before Prairie State College to incorporate new employment data and fed funds rate information.)
A speech delivered on February 3, 2017, before the Prairie State College Economic Breakfast in Olympia Fields, IL.
2016
A presentation delivered on October 24, 2016, before the Civic Affairs Society of the University Club of Chicago Luncheon in Chicago.
A speech delivered on October 11, 2016, before the Australian Business Economists Luncheon in Sydney, Australia.
A speech delivered on October 5, 2016, before the CFA Society in Auckland, New Zealand.
A speech delivered on September 28, 2016, at the Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference in St. Louis, MO.
A speech delivered on August 31, 2016, at the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance in Beijing, China.
A speech delivered on June 3, 2016, at the Global Interdependence Center in London, England.
A speech delivered on April 5, 2016, at the Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference in Hong Kong.
A speech delivered on March 30, 2016, at the Luncheon before the Forecasters Club of New York in New York City.
A speech delivered on January 13, 2016, at the Economic Forecast Luncheon of the Corridor Business Journal in Cedar Rapids, IA.
A speech delivered on January 7, 2016, at the Wisconsin Economic Forecast Luncheon before the Wisconsin Bankers Association in Madison, WI.
A speech delivered on May 20, 2015, at the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) International Symposium in Munich, Germany.
A speech delivered on May 18, 2015, at the Swedbank Global Outlook Summit in Stockholm, Sweden.
A speech delivered on May 4, 2015, at the Columbus Economic Development Board Annual Meeting in Columbus, IN.
A speech delivered on March 25, 2015, at the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum in London, England.
A speech delivered on March 20, 2015, at the Brookings Panel on Economic Activity in Washington, DC.
A speech delivered on March 4, 2015, at the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Rotary Club in Lake Forest, IL.
2009

Conference Banque de France - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
"Asset Price Bubbles and Monetary Policy"
Paris, France

Council on Foreign Relations
New York, NY

Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County
South Bend, IN

European Economics and Financial Center
London, England

Executives' Club of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Czech National Bank
Prague, Czech Republic

Rockford Chamber of Commerce
Rockford, IL

CFA Society of Iowa
Des Moines, IA

Wisconsin Bankers Association
Madison, WI

Allied Social Science Associations
San Franciso, CA

2008

Michigan Bankers Association
Dearborn, MI

Economic Club of Indiana
Indianapolis, Ind.

Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce
Fond du Lac, WI

Swiss National Bank Research Conference
Zurich, Switzerland

McLean County Chamber of Commerce
Bloomington, Illinois

Harper College Economic Forum
Harper College
Palatine, Illinois

New York Association for Business Economics
Harvard Club
New York, New York

U.S. Monetary Policy Forum
University Club of New York
New York, New York

Chartered Financial Analysts Society of Chicago Lunch
Mid-America Club
200 East Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois

2007

Remarks by Charles L. Evans
President and Chief Executive Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

 

FIA Expo Division Lunch
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drivie
Chicago, Illinois

Remarks by Charles L. Evans
President and Chief Executive Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago


University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
Chicago, IL

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