33rd Annual Monetary Conference

RETHINKING MONETARY POLICY


Thursday, November 12, 2015
9:00AM — 6:15PM

Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

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8:30 - 9:00AM REGISTRATION

9:00 - 9:05AM WELCOMING REMARKS

James A. Dorn
Vice President for Monetary Studies, Cato Institute

9:05 - 9:45AM
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James Bullard
President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

9:45 - 11:00AM PANEL 1: WHAT MONETARY POLICY CAN AND CAN’T DO

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Moderator: Jon Hilsenrath
Chief Economics Correspondent, Wall Street Journal

Jeffrey M. Lacker
President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

George S. Tavlas
Member, Monetary Policy Council, Bank of Greece

Manuel Sánchez
Deputy Governor, Bank of Mexico

11:00 - 11:30AM BREAK

11:30AM - 12:45PM PANEL 2: INFLATION, DEFLATION, AND MONETARY RULES

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Moderator: Jeffrey A. Miron
Senior Lecturer, Harvard University, and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

Charles I. Plosser
Former President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

John B. Taylor
Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, Stanford University

George A. Selgin
Director, Cato Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives

Scott B. Sumner
Director, Program on Monetary Policy, Mercatus Center, George Mason University

12:45 - 1:30PM LUNCHEON

1:30 - 2:15PM LUNCHEON ADDRESS

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Claudio Borio
Head, Monetary and Economic Department, Bank for International Settlements

2:15 - 3:15PM PANEL 3: MONETARY POLICY AND THE KNOWLEDGE PROBLEM

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Moderator: George Melloan
Former Deputy Editor, Wall Street Journal

Gerald P. O’Driscoll Jr.
Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

Alex J. Pollock
Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

David Malpass
President, Encima Global LLC

3:15 - 3:45PM BREAK

3:45 - 4:45PM PANEL 4: THE FED’S EXIT STRATEGY VS. FUNDAMENTAL REFORM

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Moderator: Craig Torres
Reporter, Bloomberg

Jerry L. Jordan
Former President, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Lawrence H. White
Professor of Economics, George Mason University

Kevin Dowd
Professor of Finance and Economics, Durham University

4:45 - 5:15PM CLOSING ADDRESS

Rep. Bill Huizenga
Chairman, House Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade

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5:15 - 6:15PM RECEPTION


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