December 5

Is a New Era in Monetary Policy upon Us?

Featuring Shadow Open Market Committee members: Charles Plosser, Cochair; Gregory Hess; Bennett McCallum; Anna J. Schwartz, Cochair; Lee Hoskins; Alan Stockman; and Mickey Levy.

November 28

Doing Business in 2006: Creating Jobs

Featuring Simeon Djankov, Manager, Monitoring, Analysis and Policy Unit, World Bank; and Jaime Aparicio Otero, Ambassador of Bolivia.

November 17

The Roots of Poverty in Latin America

Featuring the author Guillermo Yeatts, with comments by Alvaro Vargas Llosa, Author of Liberty for Latin America: How to Undo Five Hundred Years of State Oppression.

November 15

Downsizing the Federal Government

Featuring Chris Edwards, Director of Tax Policy, Cato Institute, and author, Downsizing the Federal Government; Rep. Jeb Hensarling, (R-TX); Donald Lambro, Chief Political Correspondent, Washington Times; and Stuart Butler, Vice President, Domestic and Economic Policy Studies, Heritage Foundation.

November 9

U.S. Farm Trade Policies: Ripe for Reform?

Clayton Yeutter, Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary and Trade Representative; Cal Dooley, Former U.S. Representative (D-CA); Brian Fisher, Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics; Daniel Griswold, Director, Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute