32nd Annual Monetary Conference

ALTERNATIVES TO CENTRAL BANKING: TOWARD FREE-MARKET MONEY


Thursday, November 6, 2014
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 Monetary Studies, Cato Institute

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

James Grant
Founder and Editor, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer

9:45 - 11:00 a.m. PANEL 1: THE BITCOIN REVOLUTION

Moderator: Jim Harper
Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, and Global Policy Counsel, Bitcoin Foundation

Kevin Dowd
Professor of Finance and Economics, Durham University

Lawrence H. White
Professor of Economics, George Mason University

Bennett T. McCallum
Professor of Economics, Carnegie Mellon University

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

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PANEL 2: CHANGING THE MONETARY REGIME: CONSTITUTIONAL AND REGULATORY ISSUES

Moderator: Mark Calabria
Director of Financial Regulation, Cato Institute

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

Edwin Vieira Jr.
Author, Pieces of Eight

Walker F. Todd
Grantee, Institute for New Economic Thinking

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

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

Axel Leijonhufvud
Professor of Economics (Emeritus), UCLA

2:00 - 3:15 p.m. PANEL 3: THE ROLE OF GOLD IN A MARKET-BASED MONETARY SYSTEM

Moderator: George Melloan
Former Deputy Editor, Wall Street Journal

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

George A. Selgin
Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

Nathan Lewis
Author, Gold: The Monetary Polaris

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

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. PANEL 4: THE PATH TO FUNDAMENTAL REFORM

Moderator: Bob Gelfond
CEO and Founder, MQS Management

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

Judy Shelton
Co-Director, Sound Money Project, Atlas Network

Norbert Michel
Research Fellow in Financial Regulations, The Heritage Foundation

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

Patrick M. Byrne
CEO and Chairman, Overstock.com

5:15 - 6:15 p.m. RECEPTION: SPONSORED BY OVERSTOCK.COM