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.

September 7, 2016

Monetary Rules for a Post-Crisis World

Featuring John B. Taylor, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, Stanford University and George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics, Hoover Institution; David Laidler, Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Western Ontario; Mark Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; Scott Sumner, Ralph G. Hawtrey Chair of Monetary Policy and Director, Program on Monetary Policy, Mercatus Center and Professor of Economics at Bentley University; David Papell, Joel W. Sailors Endowed Professor of Economics and Chair, Department of Economics, University of Houston; Perry Mehrling, Professor of Economics, Barnard College, Columbia University; Kevin Sheedy, Assistant Professor of Economics, London School of Economics; Walker F. Todd, Trustee, American Institute for Economic Research, and former Assistant General Counsel and Economics Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland; David Beckworth, Senior Research Fellow, Program on Monetary Policy, Mercatus Center; Peter Ireland, Murray and Monti Professor of Economics, Boston College; Miles Kimball, Professor of Economics and Research Professor of Survey Research, University of Michigan Department of Economics and Survey Research Center; George Selgin, Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute; David Glasner, Economist, Federal Trade Commission

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.

November 12, 2015

33rd Annual Monetary Conference

33rd Annual Monetary Conference: Welcoming Remarks and Keynote Address

Featuring James Bullard, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Claudio Borio, Head, Monetary and Economic Department, Bank for International Settlements; Rep. Bill Huizenga, Chairman, House Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade; George S. Tavlas, Member, Monetary Policy Council, Bank of Greece; Charles I. Plosser, Former President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; John B. Taylor, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, Stanford University; Manuel Sánchez, Deputy Governor, Bank of Mexico; Jeffrey M. Lacker, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmon; and more.

September 16, 2015

Reforming the Federal Reserve’s Rescue Authority

Reforming the Federal Reserve's Rescue Authority

Featuring Senator David Vitter (R-LA); Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA); Marcus Stanley, Americans for Financial Reform; Phillip Swagel, University of Maryland; Moderated by Ylan Mui, Washington Post; and Mark Calabria, 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.

April 17, 2015

Should GAO Audit the Federal Reserve?

Should GAO Audit the Federal Reserve?

Featuring David Walker, Former Comptroller General, Government Accountability Office; David Wessel, Director, Hutchins Center, Brookings Institution; and Mark Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Josh Zumbrun, Reporter, Wall Street Journal.

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 18, 2014

The Forgotten Depression: 1921: The Crash That Cured Itself

The Forgotten Depression:  1921: The Crash That Cured Itself

Featuring the author James Grant, Publisher, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer; with comments by Jim Powell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and Lawrence H. White, Professor of Economics, George Mason University, and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by George Selgin, Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute.