William B. English

Senior Lecturer in Finance

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Bill English joined Yale University from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, where he was 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 to 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.



  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986
  • BA, Yale University, 1982