33rd Annual Monetary Conference

Thursday, November 12, 2015
9:00 a.m. — 6:15 p.m.

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 rethink monetary policy after more than six years of unconventional central 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.


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

Claudio Borio, Head, Monetary and Economic Department, Bank for International Settlements

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

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

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

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

Manuel Sánchez, Deputy Governor, Bank of Mexico

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