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Dykhouse Scholar Program Speakers Series

The Dykhouse Speakers Series hosts renowned financial scholars and practitioners who share their understanding of how financial policy, supervision and regulation interact with and, thus, shape private outcomes, including financial innovations. 

A principal outcome of these public lectures is to inform the design of sensible, cost-effective banking regulation that substantially reduces systemic risk and ensures robust and sustainable economic growth and development. The Speakers Series is a component of the Dykhouse Scholar Program.

Past Speakers

"Lender of Last Resort"

Julie Stackhouse, EVP, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Missouri, will speak on “From Financial Crisis to Recovery - The Important Role of the U.S. Central Bank”

“The Minneapolis Plan to End Too Big to Fail”

Ron Feldman, EVP, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“Bankers and Regulators: Ensuring a Safe and Sound Financial System”

Tom Fishback, Vice President and Trust Officer, First Bank and Trust, Brookings, South Dakota.

Kylie Walterman, Graduate Student, Ness School of Management and Economics, SDSU and Risk-Management Intern, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Mankato, Minnesota.

“Lessons from the Financial Crisis: Prospects for Banking Reform”

Francis Creighton, EVP of Government Affairs, Financial Services Roundtable, Washington, D.C.

“Gentlemen Bankers: The World of J.P. Morgan”

Susie J. Pak, Associate Professor, Department of History, St. John’s University, New York.

“When Citibank Came to South Dakota: The Economics, Personalities and Politics behind the Move”

Douglas J. Hajek, Davenport Evans, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

“Voices from the Brink: How Financial Crisis and Policy Have Shaped the Great Plains Economy”

Bill Even, Commercial Unit Lead—DuPont Pioneer, Humboldt, South Dakota and, formerly, Secretary of Agriculture, State of South Dakota.

Nate Franzen, President, Agri-Business Division, First Dakota National Bank, Yankton, South Dakota.

“Beauty Pays”

Daniel S. Hammermesh, Professor of Economics, Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom