08/09/2022: Cato Institute’s 40th Annual Monetary Conference
With massive U.S. debt and deficits, accommodative monetary policy, inflation, and popular/​political pressure for expanding the Fed’s mandate, it’s time to assess the Fed’s performance and future. Please join leading scholars and policymakers to discuss “The State of Monetary Policy after 40 Years.”
9:00 - 9:10 AM
Welcoming Remarks
James A. Dorn, Vice President for Monetary Studies, Cato Institute
9:10 - 9:50 AM
A Conversation with Jerome H. Powell
Jerome H. Powell, Chairman, Federal Reserve
Moderated by Peter Goettler, President and CEO, Cato Institute
9:50 - 10:00 AM
10:00 - 11:15 AM
Panel 1: What Have We Learned?
Mervyn King, former Governor, Bank of England
Claudio Borio, Head of the Monetary and Economic Department, Bank for International Settlements
Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University; former Secretary of the Treasury
Tyler Goodspeed, Kleinheinz Fellow, Hoover Institution
Moderated by Nick Timiraos, Chief Economics Correspondent, Wall Street Journal
11:15 - 11:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The Fed’s Operating System and New Monetary Framework: An Appraisal
David Andolfatto, Professor of Economics, Herbert School of Business, University of Miami; former Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Vincent Reinhart, Chief Economist and Macro Strategist, Dreyfus‐​Mellon
George Selgin, Senior Fellow and Director Emeritus, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute
Moderated by Jeanna Smialek, Federal Reserve and Economics Reporter, New York Times
12:30 - 12:45 PM
12:45 - 1:30 PM
Inflation Forecasts in a New Monetary and Fiscal Regime
Thomas J. Sargent, William R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Business, New York University; Nobel Laureate in Economics
1:30 - 1:45 PM
1:45 - 3:00 PM
Panel 3: The Future of Money in a Fintech World
Eswar Prasad, Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy, Cornell University; author of The Future of Money: How the Digital Revolution Is Transforming Currencies and Finance
David Musto, Ronald O. Perelman Professor in Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Megan Greene, Global Chief Economist, Kroll Institute; Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University
Lawrence H. White, Professor of Economics, George Mason University
Moderated by Christopher Mims, Technology Columnist, Wall Street Journal
3:00 - 3:10 PM
Closing Remarks
James A. Dorn, Vice President for Monetary Studies, Cato Institute
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