31st Annual Monetary Conference

WAS THE FED A GOOD IDEA?


Thursday, November 14, 2013
9:00 a.m. — 6:15 p.m.

Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

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Conference Schedule

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. REGISTRATION

9:00 - 9:05 a.m. WELCOMING REMARKS

James A. Dorn
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Cato Institute

9:05 - 9:45 a.m. KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Charles I. Plosser
President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

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9:45 - 11:00 a.m. PANEL 1: 100 YEARS OF THE FED: WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?

Moderator: Mary Anastasia O’Grady
Member, Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal

Jerry L. Jordan
Former President, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

George A. Selgin
Professor of Economics, University of Georgia

Athanasios Orphanides
Professor of the Practice of Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management

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11:00 - 11:15 a.m. BREAK

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PANEL 2: ALTERNATIVES TO DISCRETIONARY GOVERNMENT FIAT MONEY

Moderator: Richard W. Rahn
Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

Lawrence H. White
Professor of Economics, George Mason University

Richard H. Timberlake
Author, Constitutional Money

Scott B. Sumner
Professor of Economics, Bentley University

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12:30 - 1:15 p.m. LUNCHEON

1:15 - 2:00 p.m. LUNCHEON ADDRESS

Leszek Balcerowicz
Former Chairman, National Bank of Poland

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2:00 - 3:15 p.m. PANEL 3: THE FED VS. THE MARKET AS BANK REGULATOR

Moderator: Mark Calabria
Director of Financial Regulation, Cato Institute

Rep. Jeb Hensarling
Chairman, House Financial Services Committee

John A. Allison
President and CEO, Cato Institute, and retired Chairman and CEO, BB&T

Kevin Dowd
Professor of Finance and Economics, Durham University

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3:15 - 3:30 p.m. BREAK

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. PANEL 4: THE CASE FOR A NATIONAL MONETARY COMMISSION AND FUNDAMENTAL REFORM

Moderator: Judy Shelton
Co-Director, Sound Money Project, Atlas Economic Research Foundation

Rep. Kevin P. Brady
Chairman, Joint Economic Committee

Gerald P. O’Driscoll Jr.
Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

R. David Ranson
President and Director of Research, Wainwright Economics

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4:30 - 5:15 p.m. CLOSING ADDRESS

Lewis E. Lehrman
Chairman, The Lehrman Institute

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5:15 - 6:15 p.m. RECEPTION