June 25, 2020
Live Online Conference Series

A Fed for Next Time: Ideas for a Crisis‐​Ready Central Bank

Featuring Sir Paul Tucker, chair of the Systemic Risk Council and former deputy governor of the Bank of England; Elga Bartsch, Head of Macro Research, BlackRock; Peter Stella, former Head of the International Monetary Fund’s Central Banking and Monetary and Foreign Exchange Operations Divisions; Peter Conti‐​Brown, Assistant Professor, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; and more.

November 14, 2019
Conference

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
Conference

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.
September 7, 2016
Conference

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
March 1, 2016
Policy Forum

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
Conference

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.
September 16, 2015
Policy Forum

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.