Alternative Money University

Alternative Money University 2018: Program

July 15 – 18, 2018

Cato Institute
1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001

About | Program | Faculty

Sunday, July 15

5:30-6:30PM Registration

7:00-9:00PM Welcoming Dinner and Keynote
James Bullard, President and CEO of the St. Louis Federal Reserve

Monday, July 16

8:00-9:00AM Breakfast

9:00-10:30AM The Evolution of Money and Banks
George Selgin, Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute

10:30-11:00AM Break

11:00AM-12:30PM Monetary Stability, Deflation, and Productivity
David Beckworth, Senior Research Fellow, Program on Monetary Policy, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

12:30-2:00PM Lunch

2:00-3:30PM The Economics of Commodity Money (and Bitcoin)
Lawrence H. White, Professor of Economics, George Mason University

3:30-4:00PM Break

4:00-5:30PM Monetary Rules vs. Discretion
Scott Sumner, Ralph G. Hawtrey Chair of Monetary Policy and Director, Program on Monetary Policy, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Professor Emeritus, Bentley University

5:30-6:30PM Break

6:30PM Dinner and Keynote: The New Monetary Economics
Randall Wright, Ray B. Zemon Professor of Liquid Assets, University of Wisconsin School of Business

Tuesday, July 17

8:00-9:00AM Breakfast

9:00-10:30AM Free Banking in Theory and Practice
Lawrence H. White, Professor of Economics, George Mason University

10:30-11:00AM Break

11:00AM-12:30PM Financial Crises and the Founding of the Fed
George Selgin, Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute

12:30-2:00PM Lunch

2:00-3:30PM The Role of Monetary Policy in the Great Recession
David Beckworth, Senior Research Fellow, Program on Monetary Policy, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

3:30-4:00PM Break

4:00-5:30PM Monetary Policy in a Post-Crisis World
Scott Sumner, Ralph G. Hawtrey Chair of Monetary Policy and Director, Program on Monetary Policy, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Professor Emeritus, Bentley University

5:30-6:30PM Break

6:30PM Dinner

Wednesday, July 18

8:00-9:00AM Breakfast

9:00-11:00AM Monetary Policy Alternatives: A Round-Table Discussion
All Faculty