Conference

27th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the State of US and World Economies

Financial Stability in a World of Rising Rates and the Repeal of Dodd-Frank

A conference organized by the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College

Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
Blithewood
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York 12504

Program

Tuesday, April 17

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
 
9:00−10:30 a.m. Session 1. US AND GLOBAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
MODERATOR: L. Randall Wray, Senior Scholar, Levy Institute; Professor of Economics, Bard College
SPEAKERS: Lakshman Achuthan, Cofounder and Chief Operations Officer, Economic Cycle Research Institute
PowerPoint presentation in PDF
Philip Suttle, Founder and Principal, Suttle Economics LLC
PowerPoint presentation in PDF
Michalis Nikiforos, Research Scholar, Levy Institute
PowerPoint presentation in PDF
 
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Session 2. EMPLOYER OF LAST RESORT STUDY
MODERATOR: Peter Coy, Economics Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek
SPEAKERS: Pavlina Tcherneva, Research Associate, Levy Institute; Professor of Economics, Bard College
PowerPoint presentation in PDF
L. Randall Wray, Senior Scholar, Levy Institute; Professor of Economics, Bard College
PowerPoint presentation in PDF
John F. Henry, Senior Scholar, Levy Institute; Professor Emeritus, California State University, Sacramento; Adjunct Professor, University of Missouri—Kansas City
 
12:00−2:30 p.m. Lunch
SPEAKER: Robert J. Barbera, Co-director, Center for Financial Economics, The Johns Hopkins University
 
2:30−4:30 p.m. Session 3. REFORM AND INNOVATION IN FINANCIAL REGULATION AND MONETARY POLICY
MODERATOR: Matt Phillips, Markets Reporter, The New York Times
SPEAKERS: Thomas Ferguson, Director of Research, Institute for New Economic Thinking; Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Boston; Senior Fellow, Better Markets
PowerPoint presentation in PDF
Thorvald Grung Moe, Research Associate, Levy Institute; Special Adviser, Norges Bank
PowerPoint presentation in PDF
Walker F. Todd, Trustee, American Institute for Economic Research (AIER); Lecturer in Finance, Middle Tennessee State University
PowerPoint presentation in PDF
 
4:30−5:00 p.m. Reception


Wednesday, April 18

9:00−10:30 a.m. Session 4. GLOBAL FINANCIAL IMPACTS: EUROPE AND LATIN AMERICA
MODERATOR: Edward Harrison, Founder, Creditwritedowns.com; Global Macro Advisors 
SPEAKERS: Emilios Avgouleas, Research Associate, Levy Institute; Professor, University of Edinburgh Law School
PowerPoint presentation in PDF
Joerg Bibow, Professor of Economics, Skidmore College
PowerPoint presentation in PDF
Rogerio Studart, Professor of Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
PowerPoint presentation in PDF
 
10:30 a.m.−12:00 p.m. Session 5. AMERICA FIRST: TRADE AND GLOBALIZATION
MODERATOR: Sophia Lin, Legal and Policy Coordinator, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable
SPEAKERS: Robert A. Blecker, Professor of Economics, American University
PowerPoint presentation in PDF
William Milberg, Dean and Professor of Economics, The New School for Social Research
PowerPoint presentation in PDF
Todd N. Tucker, Fellow, Roosevelt Institute
 
12:00−2:30 p.m. Lunch

2:30−5:00 p.m.

Session 6. TRACKING FINANCIAL FRAGILITY

 
MODERATOR: Jan Kregel, Director of Research, Levy Institute
SPEAKERS: Robert N. McCauley, Senior Advisor, Bank for International Settlements
PowerPoint presentation in PDF
Frank Veneroso, President, Veneroso Associates, LLC
PowerPoint presentation in PDF

Participants

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

Emilios Avgouleas, Research Associate, Levy Institute; Professor, University of Edinburgh Law School

Robert J. Barbera, Co-director, Center for Financial Economics, The Johns Hopkins University

Joerg Bibow, Professor of Economics, Skidmore College

Robert A. Blecker, Professor of Economics, American University

Peter Coy, Economics Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek

Thomas Ferguson, Director of Research, Institute for New Economic Thinking; Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Boston; Senior Fellow, Better Markets

Edward Harrison, Founder, Creditwritedowns.com; Global Macro Advisors 

John F. Henry, Senior Scholar, Levy Institute; Professor Emeritus, California State University, Sacramento; Adjunct Professor, University of Missouri–Kansas City

Jan Kregel, Director of Research, Levy Institute

Sophia Lin, Legal and Policy Coordinator, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable

Robert N. McCauley, Senior Advisor, Bank for International Settlements

William Milberg, Dean and Professor of Economics, The New School for Social Research

Thorvald Grung Moe, Research Associate, Levy Institute; Special Adviser, Norges Bank

Michalis Nikiforos, Research Scholar, Levy Institute

Matt Phillips, Markets Reporter, The New York Times

Rogerio Studart, Professor of Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Philip Suttle, Founder and Principal, Suttle Economics LLC

Walker F. Todd, Trustee, American Institute for Economic Research (AIER); Lecturer in Finance, Middle Tennessee State University

Pavlina Tcherneva, Research Associate, Levy Institute; Professor of Economics, Bard College

Todd N. Tucker, Fellow, Roosevelt Institute

Frank Veneroso, President, Veneroso Associates, LLC

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

Directions to the Levy Institute

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Accommodations

Special arrangements for conference guests have been made with two local hotels, the Hampton Inn Kingston and the Kingston Courtyard by Marriott. Both hotels include breakfast.

Those wishing to reserve at the Hampton Inn may call the Kingston hotel directly at (845)382-2600 to give your arrival date and the group code of LCI (Levy Call In). Alternatively, you may click on the Hampton Inn website and input the dates of arrival/departure. Please use the special code of LCI where indicated to bring one to the hotel webpage with the discounted rate already populated.

The Hampton Inn Kingston is located at 1307 Ulster Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401.

Reservations for the Kingston Courtyard by Marriott are by phone at (845)382-2300. Guests should mention the Levy Institute when booking to receive a discounted rate.

The Kingston Courtyard by Marriott is located at 500 Frank Sottile Boulevard, Kingston, NY 12401.
 

Transportation

AirTrain from JFK
Use the AirTrain to the Jamaica Ave. station to connect to subway or Long Island Rail Road service to Penn Station. Take the 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.).

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 17
          Courtyard Marriott
          Pickup: 7:30 a.m.

          Hampton Inn
          Pickup: 7:40 a.m.

     Wednesday, April 18
          Courtyard Marriott
          Pickup: 8:30 a.m.

          Hampton Inn
          Pickup: 8:40 a.m.

Shuttle will depart the Levy Institute at 5:30 p.m. to return to the hotels on both days of the event.
 

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 12. 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.