36th Annual Monetary Conference: Monetary Policy 10 Years after the Crisis

Conference
November 15, 2018
9:00AM to 6:00PM EST
Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute

Ten years after the 2008 financial crisis, we are again facing the possibility of economic turmoil as the Fed and other central banks exit their unconventional monetary policies. Although central banks will move gradually, unforeseen circumstances could trigger a flight to safety and a collapse of asset prices.


 

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: ON MONEY, DEBT, TRUST AND CENTRAL BANKING

Claudio Borio
Head, Monetary and Economic Department, Bank for International Settlements
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9:50 - 11:00AM PANEL 1: THE NEW OPERATING FRAMEWORK: AN EVALUATION

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Moderator: Josh Zumbrun
National Economics Correspondent, Wall Street Journal

Stephen D. Williamson
Professor and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Central Banking, University of Western Ontario

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

Peter Ireland
Professor of Economics, Boston College
11:00 - 11:30AM BREAK
11:30AM - 12:40PM PANEL 2: UNCONVENTIONAL MONETARY POLICY, INTEREST RATES, AND ASSET PRICES

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

Tobias Adrian
Financial Counsellor and Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund

Vincent Reinhart
Managing Director, Chief Economist, and Macro Strategist, BNY Mellon Asset Management North America

Lawrence H. White
Professor of Economics, George Mason University

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12:40 - 1:30PM LUNCHEON
1:30 - 2:30PM LUNCHEON ADDRESS: MONETARY HEADWINDS 10 YEARS AFTER THE CRISIS

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Hon. Phil Gramm, Former Chairman, Senate Banking Committee

With an introduction by Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Chairman, House Financial Services Committee
2:30 - 3:40PM PANEL 3: LESSONS LEARNED

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Moderator: Ylan Mui, CNBC, Washington Correspondent

Michael D. Bordo
Director, Center for Monetary and Financial History, Rutgers University

Joseph E. Gagnon
Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

David Beckworth
Senior Research Fellow and Director, Monetary Policy Project, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

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3:40 - 4:00PM BREAK
4:00 - 5:00PM ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: SHOULD THE FED BE SUBJECT TO A MONETARY RULE?

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Moderator: Lydia Mashburn
Managing Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute

Jeffrey M. Lacker
Distinguished Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

Scott Sumner
Ralph G. Hawtrey Chair of Monetary Policy and Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Jeffrey A. Frankel
James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth, Kennedy School, Harvard University

John A. Allison
Professor of Practice, Wake Forest University; Chairman, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute

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5:00 - 6:00PM RECEPTION

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