Bill English is visiting Yale University for the 2016-17 academic year, while he is on leave from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. At the Board of Governors, Bill is the Senior Special Advisor to the Board for monetary policy. Over more than 20 years at the Board of Governors, he has held a range of positions, including, from 2010-2015, Director of the Division of Monetary Affairs and Secretary to the Federal Open Market Committee. In that position, Bill oversaw the development of monetary policy, working extensively on issues related to asset purchases, policy normalization, and policy communication. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, Bill taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago. He received a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986 and a BA in economics and mathematics from Yale University in 1982.