American Public Media’s Marketplace broadcast on March 10 began with an examination of the differences between our country’s Federal Reserve policies as compared with other nations. The first commentator in the segment, titled A Transatlantic Central Banking Policy Disparity, was Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics, who observed, “Europe has not recovered as well as the U.S. has from the crisis. European monetary policy needs to be more aggressive.”
Owen has been a regular contributor on Marketplace, a public radio show that broadcasts programs on nearly 800 public radio stations nationwide, heard by more than 12 million weekly listeners. A former Federal Reserve Board of Governors economist, she has been a featured expert on a half dozen programs in the last year.