34th Annual Monetary Conference

CENTRAL BANKS AND FINANCIAL TURMOIL


Thursday, November 17, 2016
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 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

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Thomas M. Hoenig
Vice Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
9:45 - 11:00AM PANEL 1: CENTRAL BANKING AND MARKET VOLATILITY

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Moderator: Craig Torres
Financial Reporter, Bloomberg News

John A. Allison
Former President and CEO, Cato Institute, and former Chairman and CEO, BB&T Bank

Mark Spitznagel
President and CEO, Universa Investments, LP

James Grant
Editor, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer
11:00 - 11:30AM BREAK
11:30AM - 12:45PM PANEL 2: MONETARY MISCHIEF AND THE “DEBT TRAP”

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Moderator: Josh Zumbrun
National Economics Correspondent, Wall Street Journal

Athanasios Orphanides
Professor of the Practice of Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management

H. Robert Heller
Former Member, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Daniel L. Thornton
Former Vice President and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
12:45 - 1:30PM LUNCHEON
1:30 - 2:15PM LUNCHEON ADDRESS

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Hon. Phil Gramm
Former Chairman, Senate Banking Committee
2:15 - 3:30PM PANEL 3: THE PROBLEM OF A CENTRALLY PLANNED MONETARY SYSTEM

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Moderator: Judy Shelton
Co-Director, Sound Money Project, Atlas Network

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

Kevin Dowd
Professor of Finance and Economics, Durham University

Tyler Goodspeed
Junior Fellow in Economics, University of Oxford
3:30 - 4:00PM BREAK
4:00 - 5:15PM PANEL 4: RETHINKING THE MONETARY TRANSMISSION MECHANISM

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Moderator: George Selgin
Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute

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

Steve Hanke
Professor of Applied Economics, Johns Hopkins University

Walker F. Todd
Trustee, American Institute for Economic Research
5:15 - 6:15PM RECEPTION


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