I'm currently a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Economics at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business in Richmond, VA. (press release) I worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond from 1989 to 2017, where I was President from 2004 to 2017. From 1984 to 1989 I taught at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.
You can find my academic and Federal Reserve publications from before 2017 at this Richmond Fed web page. All the speeches I gave as Richmond Fed President are here. This IDEAS/RePEc page provides a comprehensive list of my publications. My VCU webpage is here.
I presently serve on the following boards:
University of Richmond Board of Trustees
Council for Economic Education Board of Directors
Virginia Council on Economic Education Board of Directors
Side by Side Advisory Board
World Affairs Council of Greater Richmond Board of Directors
I am a proud father and husband. My wife, Lisa Halberstadt, teaches Jewish Meditation, Mindful Self Compassion and Wise Aging. My son Benjamin Lacker works at Spotify, the streaming music service. My son, Daniel Lacker, and his wife, Maria Abascal, are assistant professors at Columbia University – Daniel in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and Maria in Sociology.
Amateur sports car racing is my hobby; there are some related links here.