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James A. Dorn

Vice President for Monetary Studies, Senior Fellow, and Editor of Cato Journal
November 19, 2020
Live Online Conference

38th Annual Monetary Conference — Digital Currency: Risk or Promise?

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased the demand for cash and placed a spotlight on the promise of digital currency. But risks remain. Cato’s 38th Annual Monetary Conference will bring together leading experts to examine the risks and promise of central bank vs. private (centralized and decentralized) digital currencies.

November 14, 2019

37th Annual Monetary Conference — Fed Policy: A Shadow Review

Criticism of the Federal Reserve is mounting, whether it’s President Trump tweeting that Chairman Powell is not following his advice or progressives calling for the Fed to use its monetary powers to fuel government spending. Amid public scrutiny and at a time of growing uncertainty for the business of central banking, Powell asked the Fed “to take stock of how we formulate, conduct, and communicate monetary policy.” Shadowing the Fed’s strategic review, Cato’s 37th Annual Monetary Conference will explore a broad array of recommendations for improving the monetary framework — and go beyond the narrow scope of the Fed’s agenda to share a vision for a monetary system best suited for a free society.

November 17, 2016

34th Annual Monetary Conference

Featuring Athanasios Orphanides Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management; 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; John A. Allison, Former President and CEO, Cato Institute, and former Chairman and CEO, BB&T Bank; Steve Hanke, Johns Hopkins University; and Mark Spitznagel, President & CIO, Universa Investments, LP.
November 12, 2015

33rd Annual Monetary Conference

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.
November 6, 2014

32nd Annual Monetary Conference

Featuring James Grant, Founder and Editor, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer; Axel Leijonhufvud, Professor of Economics (Emeritus), UCLA; Patrick Byrne, CEO and Chairman, Over​stock​.com; Norbert Michel, Research Fellow in Financial Regulations, The Heritage Foundation; Judy Shelton, Co‐​Director, Sound Money Project, Atlas Economic Research Foundation; John Allison, President and CEO, Cato Institute, and retired Chairman and CEO, BB&T; and more.
June 19, 2014
Book Forum

Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy — and What We Can Do about It

Featuring the authors Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor‐​in‐​Chief, Forbes Media; and Elizabeth Ames, President, BOLDE Communications; with comments by Steve H. Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics, The Johns Hopkins University, and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by James A. Dorn, Vice President for Monetary Studies and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.
February 6, 2014
Book Forum

Stumbling Giant: The Threats to China’s Future

Featuring the author Timothy Beardson, Founder, Crosby Financial Holdings; with comments by Phillip L. Swagel, Professor in International Economic Policy, University of Maryland School of Public Policy; moderated by James A. Dorn, Vice President for Monetary Studies and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.