November 17, 2016

34th Annual Monetary Conference

Featuring Thomas J. Sargent, Nobel Laureate in Economics; Thomas M. Hoenig, Vice Chairman, FDIC; Hon. Phil Gramm, Former Chairman, Senate Banking Committee; H. Robert Heller, Former Member, Federal Reserve Board of Governors; James Grant, Editor, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer; J. Christopher Giancarlo, Commissioner, CFTC; Steve Hanke, Johns Hopkins University; and Mark Spitznagel, President & CIO, Universa Investments, LP.

June 6, 2016

Futures Unbound: The Cato Summit on Financial Regulation

Featuring Mark A. Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; Hon. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), Chairman, Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, U.S House of Representatives; Thomas Sullivan, Associate Director, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Thaya Brook Knight, Associate Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; George Selgin, Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute; and Omri Ben-Shahar, Leo and Eileen Herzel Professor of Law and Kearney Director of the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics, University of Chicago.

April 12, 2016

Cryptocurrency: The Policy Challenges of a Decentralized Revolution

Cryptocurrency: The Policy Challenges of a Decentralized Revolution - Panel III — The Monetary Challenge

Featured speakers include Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Vice Chairman, Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, U.S. House of Representatives; Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission; and Patrick Byrne, Founder and CEO, Overstock.com and Founder, tØ.

March 1, 2016

Quantitative Easing: A Requiem

Quantitative Easing: A Requiem

Featuring Daniel L. Thornton, Former Vice President and Economic Adviser, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Joseph E. Gagnon, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; and Scott Sumner, Ralph G. Hawtrey Chair of Monetary Policy, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University; moderated by George Selgin, Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute.

February 11, 2016

Derivatives: Weapons of Mass Destruction or Tools of Stability?

Derivatives: Weapons of Mass Destruction or Tools of Stability?

Featuring Bruce Tuckman, Clinical Professor of Finance, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University; Marcus Stanley, Policy Director, Americans for Financial Reform; and James Iorio, Former Managing Director, Head of Global Foreign Exchange and Commodities Distribution, Barclays; moderated by Thaya Brook Knight, Associate Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.

June 4, 2015

Math Gone Mad: Systemic Dangers of the Federal Reserve’s Stress Tests

Math Gone Mad: Systemic Dangers of the Federal Reserve's Stress Tests

Featuring George Selgin, Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute; and Kevin Dowd, Cato Adjunct Scholar, Professor of Finance and Economics at Durham University, UK; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

June 2, 2015

Capital Unbound: The Cato Summit on Financial Regulation

Featuring Mark Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; Joshua Rosner, Graham Fisher & Co. and Co-Author, Reckless Endangerment; Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Kevin Dowd, Professor of Finance & Economics, Durham University and Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; Thaya Knight, Associate Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; Commissioner Michael Piwowar, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; George Selgin, Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute.

February 25, 2015

Renewing the Search for a Monetary Constitution: Reforming Government’s Role in the Monetary System

Renewing the Search for a Monetary Constitution: Reforming Government’s Role in the Monetary System

The Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives presents a special “live” edition of Russ Roberts’s EconTalk on Renewing the Search for a Monetary Constitution. Featuring the coeditor Lawrence H. White, Professor of Economics, George Mason University; interviewed by Russ Roberts, Host, EconTalk, and Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; with an introduction by George Selgin, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Financial and Monetary Alternatives, Cato Institute.

November 17, 2014

Financial Stability: Fraud, Confidence, and the Wealth of Nations

Financial Stability: Fraud, Confidence, and the Wealth of Nations

Featuring the book’s co-author R. Christopher Whalen, Senior Managing Director and Head of Research, Kroll Bond Rating Agency; with comments by Paul Miller, Managing Director, FBR Capital Markets; moderated by Mark Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.

September 30, 2014

Consumer Credit and the American Economy

Consumer Credit and the American Economy

Featuring the author Todd Zywicki, Professor, George Mason University School of Law; with comments by Anthony Yezer, Professor, Department of Economics, George Washington University; and Heidi M. Schooner, Professor, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America; moderated by Mark Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.