Upcoming events

    • June 12, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Club at Arrow Creek; 2905 Arrow Creek Parkway; Reno, NV 89511

    The Federal Reserve is a powerful government institution responsible for maintaining a stable value of the nation's money.  The Federal Reserve conducts an impressive publicity program to promote its image as a politically independent guardian of economic and financial stability frequently threatened by the animal spirits of the market.  Textbooks, the media and many politicians support this view for different reasons.  This is more myth than reality, however.   Professor Cargill's presentation will focus on the Federal Reserve's lack of independence from government; the Federal Reserve's unwillingness to be held accountable for its policy outcomes; the Federal Reserve's contribution economic instability; and, the Federal Reserve as an enabler of the political agenda of the government.

    Professor Thomas F. Cargill received his Ph.D. in Economics in 1968 from the University of California at Davis. He has taught and conducted research on financial and monetary economics at the University of California, Davis; University of Hawaii at both Honolulu and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; California State University, Sacramento; Purdue University; and since 1973, the University of Nevada, Reno.  Professor Cargill officially retired from the University of Nevada, Reno June 2017.  

    Professor Cargill has authored or co-authored a large number of articles and books.  He  has written extensively on U.S. financial and central banking issues and has also conducted similar research on Korea, Japan, and to a lesser extent China.

    Professor Cargill has been a visiting scholar at the Comptroller of the Currency, Bank of Japan, Japanese Ministry of Finance, Japanese Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, East-West Center at the University of Hawaii, and Bank of Korea.  He has served as a consultant to the National Credit Union Administration, World Bank, Central Intelligence Agency, International Monetary Fund and OECD. He is a member of the Advisory Council to the Korea Economic Institute and a past associate editor of the North Korean Review. Professor Cargill has been invited to make presentations to a variety of governmental agencies in the United States, Japan, and Korea and has presented lectures in China, Guam, Hungry, Australia, and Indonesia.

    He has been active in business and economic consulting, contributing to the news media, and conducting regional research on the Nevada economy.

    Professor Cargill received the 2008 Regents Researcher Award.  This is Nevada’s highest award for research at the University of Nevada, Reno; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and, the Desert Research Institute.

Past events

May 08, 2018 Kristen Averyt: Connecting Science and Society
April 14, 2018 3rd Annual Tax'd 'n Tattered Lobster, Filet & Wine Feed
March 13, 2018 Sheriff Candidate Forum: What are the major law enforcement issues in Northern Nevada?
February 13, 2018 Ron Knecht: Economic and Political Outlooks for Nevada and the U.S.
November 14, 2017 Joe Dutra: A Journey to Sweet Success-- Kimmie Candy Factory Tour and Entrepreneurship Talk
October 28, 2017 3rd Annual Free-Market Golf Classic: Tournament & Benefit Dinner
September 12, 2017 Jeff Jones: Make Work Cool Again -- Why our Education System is Failing
August 08, 2017 Craig King: Northern Nevada's Dynamic Real Estate Market
July 11, 2017 Russel Redenbaugh: Getting back to 3%
June 13, 2017 Ed Friedrichs: Changing Northern Nevada for the Better: How can YOU be a Catalyst?
April 29, 2017 2nd Annual Tax'd 'n Tattered Lobster, Filet & Wine Feed
March 21, 2017 Saul Anuzis: Reflections on the 2016 Election and New Proposal for How We Might Elect the U.S. President
February 15, 2017 Ira Hansen: The 2017 Legislative Session: Ira Hansen’s Viewpoint
January 16, 2017 Elliot F. Eisenberg: The Unintended Consequences of Government Regulation
November 15, 2016 Monthly Hayek Dinner - November 15th
October 01, 2016 2nd Annual Free-Market Golf Classic: Tournament & Benefit Dinner
September 06, 2016 Monthly Hayek Dinner - September 6th
August 09, 2016 Monthly Hayek Dinner - August 9th
July 12, 2016 Monthly Hayek Dinner - July 12th
June 14, 2016 Monthly Hayek Dinner - June 14th
May 10, 2016 Monthly Hayek Dinner - May 10th
April 01, 2016 1st Annual Tax'd 'n Tattered Lobster, Filet & Wine Feed
March 08, 2016 Monthly Hayek Dinner - March 8th
February 09, 2016 Monthly Hayek Dinner - February 9th
January 12, 2016 Monthly Hayek Dinner - January 12th
November 03, 2015 Monthly Hayek Dinner - November 3rd
October 09, 2015 Free-Market Golf Classic: Tournament & Benefit Dinner
September 01, 2015 Monthly Hayek Dinner - September 1st
August 11, 2015 Monthly Hayek Dinner - August 11th
July 07, 2015 Monthly Hayek Dinner - July 7th
June 09, 2015 Monthly Hayek Dinner - June 9th
May 05, 2015 Monthly Hayek Dinner - May 5th
April 14, 2015 Monthly Hayek Dinner - April


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