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 am currently associated with the following boards:
Council for Economic Education Board of Directors
Virginia Council on Economic Education Board of Directors
World Affairs Council of Greater Richmond Board of Directors
University of Richmond Board of Trustees, Trustee Emeritus
I am a proud husband, father and, now, grandfather. 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 is an assistant professor at Columbia University in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. His wife, Maria Abascal, is an assistant professor at New York University in Sociology.
Amateur sports car racing is my hobby; there are some related links here.