Conference

26th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the State of the US and World Economies

“America First” and Financial Stability

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Program

Tuesday, April 18

8:00−8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30−9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Jan Kregel, Director of Research, Levy Institute
Remarks in PDF
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9:00−10:00 a.m. SPEAKER: Esther L. George, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
“The Federal Reserve and Monetary Policy”
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10:30 a.m. − 12:30 p.m. Session 1. US GROWTH AND EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK
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MODERATOR: Michael S. Derby, Special Writer, The Wall Street Journal
SPEAKERS: Lakshman Achuthan, Cofounder and Chief Operations Officer, Economic Cycle Research Institute
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Michael E. Feroli, Chief US Economist, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
PowerPoint presentation in PDF
Michalis Nikiforos, Research Scholar, Levy Institute
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12:30−2:00 p.m. Lunch
SPEAKER: Robert J. Barbera, Codirector, Center for Financial Economics, The Johns Hopkins University
“Planning for Trump World: And You Thought You Knew What Pervasive Uncertainty Looked Like!”
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2:00−4:45 p.m. Session 2. CENTRAL BANK AND MONETARY POLICY OUTLOOK
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MODERATOR: Rana Foroohar, Global Business Columnist, Financial Times; and Global Economic Analyst, CNN
SPEAKERS: Edwin M. Truman, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
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Scott Fullwiler, Professor of Economics, University of Missouri–Kansas City
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Stephanie A. Kelton, Research Associate, Levy Institute; Professor of Economics, University of Missouri–Kansas City
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L. Randall Wray, Senior Scholar, Levy Institute; Professor of Economics, Bard College
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4:45−5:15 p.m. Reception

Wednesday, April 19

9:00−10:00 a.m. SPEAKER: Thomas M. Hoenig, Vice Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
“Keynote on Proposed Reforms of Banking System Structure”
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10:30 a.m. − 12:30 p.m. Session 3. EUROPEAN MONETARY AND FINANCIAL OUTLOOK
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MODERATOR: Yalman Onaran, Senior Writer, Bloomberg News
SPEAKERS: Peter Praet, Chief Economist and Executive Board Member, European Central Bank
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Paolo Savona, formerly, President, Fondo Interbancario di Tutela dei Depositi
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Jan Kregel, Director of Research, Levy Institute
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12:30−1:45 p.m. SPEAKER: Eric S. Rosengren, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
“The Federal Reserve Balance Sheet and Monetary Policy”
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1:45−3:15 p.m. Lunch
3:15−5:15 p.m. Session 4. LATIN AMERICAN POLICY AND THE NEW NATIONALISM
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MODERATOR: Christian Plumb, Latin America Business Editor, Reuters
SPEAKERS: Arturo O’Connell, formerly, Member of the Board of Governors, Central Bank of Argentina
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Fernando J. Cardim de Carvalho, Senior Scholar, Levy Institute; Emeritus Professor of Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
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Arturo Huerta González, Professor of Economics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
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Participants

Lakshman Achuthan, Cofounder and Chief Operations Officer, Economic Cycle Research Institute

Robert J. Barbera, Codirector, Center for Financial Economics, The Johns Hopkins University

Fernando J. Cardim de Carvalho, Senior Scholar, Levy Institute; Emeritus Professor of Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)

Michael S. Derby, Special Writer, The Wall Street Journal

Michael E. Feroli, Chief US Economist, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Rana Foroohar, Global Business Columnist, Financial Times; and Global Economic Analyst, CNN

Scott Fullwiler, Professor of Economics, University of Missouri–Kansas City

Esther L. George, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Patrick T. Harker, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia*

Thomas M. Hoenig, Vice Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Peter Hooper, Managing Director and Chief Economist, Deutsche Bank Securities*

Arturo Huerta González, Professor of Economics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Stephanie A. Kelton, Research Associate, Levy Institute; Professor of Economics, University of Missouri–Kansas City

Jan Kregel, Director of Research, Levy Institute

Michalis Nikiforos, Research Scholar, Levy Institute

Arturo O’Connell, formerly, Member of the Board of Governors, Central Bank of Argentina

Yalman Onaran, Senior Writer, Bloomberg News

Christian Plumb, Latin America Business Editor, Reuters

Peter Praet, Chief Economist and Executive Board Member, European Central Bank

Eric S. Rosengren, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Paolo Savona, formerly, President, Fondo Interbancario di Tutela dei Depositi

Edwin M. Truman, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

L. Randall Wray, Senior Scholar, Levy Institute; Professor of Economics, Bard College

* Invited

Directions to the Levy Institute

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Accommodations

Special rates for conference participants may be obtained at the following hotels: the Kingston Courtyard by Marriott and the Hampton Inn. The Kingston Courtyard by Marriott is located at 500 Frank Sottile Boulevard, Kingston, NY 12401. Reservations are available by phone at 845-382-2300 (please mention the Minsky Conference). The Hampton Inn is located at 1307 Ulster Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401. Reservations are available by phone at 845-382-2600 (please ask for the Levy Economics Institute call-in rate; the group code is LCI) OR online at Kingston.HamptonInn.com (the group code LCI will be needed to access the rate).

Transportation to the Levy Institute

AirTrain from JFK
Use the Jamaica Ave. station for AirTrain service to Penn Station. Take Amtrak from Penn Station (NYP) to Rhinecliff (RHI). Taxis will be waiting upon train arrival to take you to the Levy Institute (75 Blithewood Ave.). web.mta.info/mta/airtrain.htm

Private Car Services
You can hire a private car service to meet you at the airport and take you to the Levy Institute. Below are two regional services that make trips between NYC-area airports and Bard College.

Classic Coach: (845) 229-1000
Black Diamond: (845) 338-8426

Shuttle Service
There will be a Bard shuttle bus picking up conference attendees from the Courtyard Marriott and the Hampton Inn in Kingston on both days of the conference

Tuesday, April 18
Courtyard Marriott
Pickup: 7:30 a.m.

Hampton Inn
Pickup: 7:40 a.m.

Wednesday, April 19
Courtyard Marriott
Pickup: 8:30 a.m.

Hampton Inn
Pickup: 8:40 a.m.

Departure back to the hotels from the Levy Institute:

Tuesday, April 18
5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 19
5:30 p.m.

Substitutions and Cancellations

Substitutions and cancellations must be made in writing or by e-mail. If you have registered and cannot attend, you may send a substitute. A full refund will be made if notice of cancellation is received by April 14. No refund will be made after that date. In the event that the conference is canceled, the Institute will refund the full conference fee but cannot be responsible for any other costs incurred. If you wish to update or cancel your registration, or assign a substitute, please use the link provided in your initial confirmation e-mail, or you may e-mail info@levy.org.