Dr. Kenneth J. Robinson, research officer for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, was the spring 2010 speaker for the College of Business Investment Series. Robinson joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in August 1986 as an economist in the Research Department, specializing in macroeconomics as well as money and banking. He joined the Financial Industry Studies Department in February 1989.
Robinson was promoted to senior economist in March 1990, senior economist and policy advisor in March 1993 and research officer in January 2008. He holds a B.S. degree from the University of New Orleans, an M.S. degree from Louisiana State University and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University. His current research focuses on how financial structure, monetary policy and economic activity affect U. S. financial markets. Robinson is a member of the American Economic Association. He has published articles in several academic journals, including the Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Financial Services Research, and Journal of Macroeconomics, as well as in Dallas Fed publications.