Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank executive highlights 35th annual Friedman Lecture

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Dr. Mark Schweitzer, Senior Vice President with the Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank, will deliver the 35th annual Milton Friedman Lecture at Marietta College.

Schweitzer’s talk on “Opioids and the Labor Market,” begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 5th, in the Alma McDonough Auditorium. The program is free and open to the public.

He is responsible for providing high-level oversight to the community development department and making economic presentations to the Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank and Branch boards of directors, business advisory councils, and internal and external groups.

Schweitzer’s own research has focused on the macroeconomic impact of labor market developments and the identification of factors contributing to regional economic growth. He joined the Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank in 1992 as an economist. From 2000-02, he took leave to serve as a senior economist at the Bank of England. After returning to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, he was promoted to assistant vice president and director of the Regional Economic Issues Program in 2004.

He left Cleveland in 2007 to serve as vice president and branch executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Denver Branch. In 2008, he returned to the Cleveland Reserve Bank to serve as its research director. From 2015-17, he oversaw the external outreach and regional analytics unit.

An economics graduate of the University of Chicago, Schweitzer holds both a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Schweitzer will also speak with the Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley at noon, Wednesday, March 6th, at the Marietta Country Club.

The Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley is a non-partisan non-political educational organization that formed in 1982 as a result of collaboration between the Business and Economics Department at Marietta College and a mix of business, civic and educational leaders. The object of the Economic Roundtable is to promote an interest in and to enlighten its members and others in the community on important governmental, economic, and social issues. Since its inception, the Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley has presented the Ohio Valley with more than 160 distinguished speakers who have enlightened and informed ERT members with their fascinating discussion on a broad scope of governmental, economic and social issues. 

The ERT’s speaker series is open to its members only. The ERT’s membership is open to all interested individuals at $35 a year. To join ERT, please contact Greg Delemeester at delemeeg@marietta.edu or call him at (740) 376-4630. You may find more information on the ERT at economicroundtable.org.