35th Annual Monetary Conference

Conference
November 16, 2017
9:00AM to 6:15PM EST
Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute

After more than nine years of unconventional monetary policy, it’s time to question the Fed’s strategy and offer new ideas for the future of monetary policy. At Cato’s 35th Annual Monetary Conference, leading scholars, policymakers, and journalists will examine the case for a rules-based international monetary system, consider steps to normalize monetary policy, debate the future of currency, and explore China’s future in the global monetary system.

Please join our distinguished speakers on Thursday, November 16, to discuss these and related issues.


Schedule

8:30 - 9:00AM REGISTRATION
9:00 - 9:10AM WELCOMING REMARKS

Peter Goettler
President and CEO, Cato Institute
9:10 - 9:50AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS

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Loretta J. Mester
President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Demographics and Their Implications for the Economy and Policy (pdf)
9:50 - 11:15AM PANEL 1: TOWARD A RULES-BASED INTERNATIONAL MONETARY SYSTEM

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Moderator: Josh Zumbrun
National Economics Correspondent, Wall Street Journal

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

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

Judy Shelton
Author, Money Meltdown: Restoring Order to the Global Currency System

Charles I. Plosser
Former President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
11:15 - 11:45AM BREAK
11:45AM - 1:15PM PANEL 2: NORMALIZING MONETARY POLICY

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Moderator: Mickey D. Levy
Chief Economist for the Americas and Asia, Berenberg Capital Markets

Martin Feldstein
George F. Baker Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Kevin Warsh
Shepard Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Economics, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

J. Huston McCulloch
Adjunct Professor of Economics, New York University

Gunther Schnabl
Professor of Economics, Leipzig University
1:15 - 2:00PM LUNCHEON
2:00 - 2:40PM LUNCHEON ADDRESS

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Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY)
Chairman, House Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Trade
2:40 - 4:00PM PANEL 3: THE FUTURE OF CURRENCY

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

Lawrence H. White
Professor of Economics, George Mason University

Norbert Michel
Director, Center for Data Analysis, The Heritage Foundation

William D. Lastrapes
Professor of Economics, University of Georgia
4:00 - 4:15PM BREAK
4:15 - 5:15PM PANEL 4: THE FUTURE OF CHINA IN THE GLOBAL MONETARY SYSTEM

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

Eswar S. Prasad
Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy, Cornell University

Charles W. Calomiris
Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions, Columbia Business School

David Dollar
Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution
5:15 - 6:15PM RECEPTION