33rd Annual Monetary Conference

RETHINKING MONETARY POLICY

Thursday, November 12, 2015
9:00AM — 6:15PM

Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

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CATO'S 33RD ANNUAL MONETARY CONFERENCE —will bring together leading policymakers and scholars to rethinkmonetary policy after more than six years of unconventionalcentral bank policy following the 2008 global financial crisis. Topics include:

  • What Monetary Policy Can and Can't Do
  • Inflation, Deflation, and Monetary Rules
  • Monetary Policy and the Knowledge Problem
  • The Fed's Exit Strategy vs. Fundamental Reform

Since the 2008 financial crisis, there has been a convergence of monetary policies by major central banks aimed at keeping benchmark interest rates near zero and supporting asset prices in the hope of stimulating economic growth. Yet global growth is still sluggish and the risk of asset bubbles is mounting. The distinguished speakers at this conference will consider the risks of unconventional monetary policy, the steps that need to be taken to normalize policy, and the fundamental question of rules versus discretion in the conduct of monetary policy.

Please join our distinguished speakers on Thursday, November 12, to discuss these and related issues.

Featured Speakers

James Bullard

James Bullard
President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Claudio Borio

Claudio Borio
Head, Monetary and Economic Department, Bank for International Settlements
Rep. Bill Huizenga

Rep. Bill Huizenga
Chairman, House Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade
George S. Tavlas

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

Charles I. Plosser
Former President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
John B. Taylor

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

Manuel Sánchez
Deputy Governor, Bank of Mexico
Jeffrey M. Lacker

Jeffrey M. Lacker
President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

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