Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Oral History Project: Interview with Mark H. Willes
Transcript
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Mark H. Willes was born in Salt Lake City Utah. He earned his B.A. at Columbia University and his Ph.D. in economics and finance at the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University. He first encountered the Federal Reserve System while teaching at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He began working part time on a consulting basis for the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia. He left the Wharton School to become the first vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia. In 1977, he became the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Willes left the Bank in 1980, accepting an executive position at General Mills. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Willes discusses his research interests pursued while in Philadelphia, economic issues of the time, his style of management, and the differences between a private company and a Federal Reserve Bank. Willes also discuss his role on the Open Market Committee and the dissent votes he cast when he disagreed with System policy. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: Audio tapes for this interview are housed at the Federal Reserve Bank Library in Minneapolis.
Quantity 22 pages transcript
Format Content Category: text
Creation Interviewee: Willes, Mark H.
Interviewer: Fogerty, James E.
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 12/08/1992
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 5
Accession Number AV1994.172.5
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, compact disc: 'Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Oral History Project'

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