Cato Institute 25th Annual Monetary Conference
Monetary Arrangements in the 21st Century
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
F.A. Hayek Auditorium
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Federal Reserve Board
People's Bank of China
Executive Board, IMF
Deputy Chief Executive,
Hong Kong Monetary
Professor of Economics,
University of Rome, Luiss,
and Member of
Cato's 25th Annual Monetary Conference will focus on money and freedomâ€”in particular, the risks inherent in a government fiat money regimeâ€”and consider monetary and exchange-rate regimes that may emerge in the search for stable money. In addition to the dollar, yen, and euro, special attention will be placed on the future of the renminbi as China becomes the world's largest economy.
The following issues will be discussed
- Can the Fed make the dollar as good as gold?
- Will the IMF's new surveillance decision improve "external stability?"
- Is a global currency feasible?
- What is the future of the renminbi as a regional and global currency?
- What monetary and exchange-rate institutions best protect individual freedom?
Please join our distinguished speakers on November 14 at the Cato Institute to discuss the future of the global monetary system and reforms that can better protect the property rights people have in a sound currency. Register by October 12 to ensure your place at this important event and to take advantage of the early registration fee.
Space is limited.
Registration for this event is closed.Conference Schedule
|8:00 – 9:00 a.m.||Registration — F. A. Hayek Auditorium Foyer
|9:00 – 9:10 a.m.||Welcoming Remarks — F. A. Hayek Auditorium
James A. Dorn
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Cato Institute
|9:10 – 10:00 a.m.||Keynote Address
Ben S. Bernanke
Chairman, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System
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|10:00 – 11:00 a.m.||
Panel 1: The Future of the Renminbi
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Moderator: Zanny Minton Beddoes
U.S. Economics Editor, The Economist
Deputy Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Chief Economist, Amvescap
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs (Asia)
|11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||
Panel 2: Monetary Stability, Exchange Rate Regimes, and Capital Controls: What Have We Learned?
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Moderator: Mickey D. Levy
Chief Economist, Bank of America
Professor of Economics, UCLA
Executive Board, International Monetary Fund
Professor of Economics, Carnegie Mellon University
Surjit S. Bhalla
Managing Director, Oxus Research
|12:30 – 1:30 p.m.||Luncheon — Wintergarden
|1:30 – 2:15 p.m.||Luncheon Address —
F. A. Hayek Auditorium|
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Assistant Governor, People's Bank of China
|2:15 – 3:30 p.m.||Panel 3: Remembering Milton Friedman: Money and Freedom
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Moderator: William A. Niskanen
Chairman, Cato Institute
Anna J. Schwartz
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
Professor of Economics, University of Georgia
Steve H. Hanke
Professor of Applied Economics, Johns Hopkins University
Richard H. Timberlake
Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Georgia
|3:45 – 4:15 p.m.||Closing Address
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Professor of Economics, University of Rome, Luiss, and Member of Italian Parliament
|4:15 – 5:00 p.m.||Reception — Wintergarden