28th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the State of US and World Economies


Preliminary Program

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
8:30−9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00−9:15 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, President, Levy Institute
9:15−10:45 a.m. Session 1. OUTLOOK FOR REFORM OF THE EURO SYSTEM
SPEAKERS: Panicos Demetriades, Professor of Financial Economics, University of Leicester; formerly, Governor, Central Bank of Cyprus
Lex Hoogduin, Chairman LCH Ltd. and SA; Professor of Complexity and Uncertainty, University of Groningen
Jan Kregel, Director of Research, Levy Institute
10:45 a.m.−12:30 p.m. Session 2. DOMESTIC FINANCIAL POLICY
SPEAKERS: Seth B. Carpenter, Managing Director and Chief U.S. Economist, UBS
Michael Greenberger, Professor, School of Law, and Director, Center for Health and Homeland Security, University of Maryland
Daniel Alpert, Managing Partner, Westwood Capital, LLC
L. Randall Wray, Senior Scholar, Levy Institute; Professor of Economics, Bard College
12:30−1:30 p.m. SPEAKER: James Bullard, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
“Title TBD”
1:30−2:45 p.m. Lunch
2:45−3:45 p.m. SPEAKER: Ron Feldman, First Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
“Title TBD”
3:45−5:15 p.m. Session 3. US ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
SPEAKERS: Michalis Nikiforos, Research Scholar, Levy Institute
Catherine L. Mann, Global Chief Economist, Citibank
Lakshman Achuthan, Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer, Economic Cycle Research Institute
5:15−6:30 p.m. Session 4. US FINANCIAL FRAGILITY OUTLOOK
SPEAKERS: Bruce C. N. Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management, Columbia University
Frank Veneroso, President, Veneroso Associates, LLC
6:30−8:00 p.m. Dinner
SPEAKER: Paul McCulley, Senior Fellow, Financial Macroeconomics, Cornell Law School; formerly, Chief Economist and Managing Director, PIMCO
“Title TBD”

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Directions to the Levy Institute

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Special rates for conference participants may be obtained at the Hampton Inn, 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 (the group code LCI will be needed to access the rate).

Accommodations are also available at the Kingston Courtyard by Marriott, located at 500 Frank Sottile Boulevard, Kingston, NY 12401. Reservations are available by phone at 845-382-2300.

Shuttle Service
There will be a Bard shuttle bus picking up conference attendees from the Hampton Inn and the Kingston Courtyard on the morning of the conference.
Hampton Inn pickup: 8:00 a.m.
Courtyard Marriott pickup: 8:10 a.m.
The bus will return in the evening, after dinner, at 8pm.

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.). More information is available at the MTA website.

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

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