November 17, 2016

34th Annual Monetary Conference

Featuring Athanasios Orphanides Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management; Thomas M. Hoenig, Vice Chairman, FDIC; Hon. Phil Gramm, Former Chairman, Senate Banking Committee; H. Robert Heller, Former Member, Federal Reserve Board of Governors; James Grant, Editor, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer; John A. Allison, Former President and CEO, Cato Institute, and former Chairman and CEO, BB&T Bank; Steve Hanke, Johns Hopkins University; and Mark Spitznagel, President & CIO, Universa Investments, LP.

September 7, 2016

Monetary Rules for a Post-Crisis World

Featuring John B. Taylor, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, Stanford University and George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics, Hoover Institution; David Laidler, Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Western Ontario; Mark Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; Scott Sumner, Ralph G. Hawtrey Chair of Monetary Policy and Director, Program on Monetary Policy, Mercatus Center and Professor of Economics at Bentley University; David Papell, Joel W. Sailors Endowed Professor of Economics and Chair, Department of Economics, University of Houston; Perry Mehrling, Professor of Economics, Barnard College, Columbia University; Kevin Sheedy, Assistant Professor of Economics, London School of Economics; Walker F. Todd, Trustee, American Institute for Economic Research, and former Assistant General Counsel and Economics Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland; David Beckworth, Senior Research Fellow, Program on Monetary Policy, Mercatus Center; Peter Ireland, Murray and Monti Professor of Economics, Boston College; Miles Kimball, Professor of Economics and Research Professor of Survey Research, University of Michigan Department of Economics and Survey Research Center; George Selgin, Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute; David Glasner, Economist, Federal Trade Commission

June 6, 2016

Futures Unbound: The Cato Summit on Financial Regulation

Featuring Mark A. Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; Hon. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), Chairman, Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, U.S House of Representatives; Thomas Sullivan, Associate Director, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Thaya Brook Knight, Associate Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; George Selgin, Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute; and Omri Ben-Shahar, Leo and Eileen Herzel Professor of Law and Kearney Director of the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics, University of Chicago.

April 12, 2016

Cryptocurrency: The Policy Challenges of a Decentralized Revolution

Cryptocurrency: The Policy Challenges of a Decentralized Revolution - Panel III — The Monetary Challenge

Featured speakers include Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Vice Chairman, Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade, U.S. House of Representatives; Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission; and Patrick Byrne, Founder and CEO, Overstock.com and Founder, tØ.

March 1, 2016

Quantitative Easing: A Requiem

Quantitative Easing: A Requiem

Featuring Daniel L. Thornton, Former Vice President and Economic Adviser, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Joseph E. Gagnon, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; and Scott Sumner, Ralph G. Hawtrey Chair of Monetary Policy, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University; moderated by George Selgin, Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute.

November 12, 2015

33rd Annual Monetary Conference

33rd Annual Monetary Conference: Welcoming Remarks and Keynote Address

Featuring James Bullard, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Claudio Borio, Head, Monetary and Economic Department, Bank for International Settlements; Rep. Bill Huizenga, Chairman, House Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade; George S. Tavlas, Member, Monetary Policy Council, Bank of Greece; Charles I. Plosser, Former President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; John B. Taylor, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, Stanford University; Manuel Sánchez, Deputy Governor, Bank of Mexico; Jeffrey M. Lacker, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmon; and more.

June 4, 2015

Math Gone Mad: Systemic Dangers of the Federal Reserve’s Stress Tests

Math Gone Mad: Systemic Dangers of the Federal Reserve's Stress Tests

Featuring George Selgin, Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute; and Kevin Dowd, Cato Adjunct Scholar, Professor of Finance and Economics at Durham University, UK; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

June 2, 2015

Capital Unbound: The Cato Summit on Financial Regulation

Featuring Mark Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; Joshua Rosner, Graham Fisher & Co. and Co-Author, Reckless Endangerment; Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Kevin Dowd, Professor of Finance & Economics, Durham University and Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; Thaya Knight, Associate Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; Commissioner Michael Piwowar, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; George Selgin, Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute.

February 25, 2015

Renewing the Search for a Monetary Constitution: Reforming Government’s Role in the Monetary System

Renewing the Search for a Monetary Constitution: Reforming Government’s Role in the Monetary System

The Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives presents a special “live” edition of Russ Roberts’s EconTalk on Renewing the Search for a Monetary Constitution. Featuring the coeditor Lawrence H. White, Professor of Economics, George Mason University; interviewed by Russ Roberts, Host, EconTalk, and Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; with an introduction by George Selgin, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Financial and Monetary Alternatives, Cato Institute.

November 18, 2014

The Forgotten Depression: 1921: The Crash That Cured Itself

The Forgotten Depression:  1921: The Crash That Cured Itself

Featuring the author James Grant, Publisher, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer; with comments by Jim Powell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and Lawrence H. White, Professor of Economics, George Mason University, and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by George Selgin, Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute.