Charles Plosser served as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia from 2006 to his retirement in 2015.
Before coming to Philadelphia, Plosser was the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics and Public Policy and director of the Bradley Policy Research Center at the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester, where he also served as dean from 1993 to 2003. He was also a senior research associate at the Rochester Center for Economic Research in the university’s College of Arts and Sciences, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In addition, Plosser has been a visiting scholar at the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Plosser was also the co-editor of the Journal of Monetary Economics for twenty years.
Plosser earned a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Chicago.