Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy

Semi-annual Conference

Editors:    Bennett McCallum

                 Charles I. Plosser

Upcoming Conference

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April 16-17, 2010

Simon School, University of Rochester

Rochester, NY


Carnegie-Rochester Conference Schedule
“The Future of Central Banking”
The 75th Meeting of the Carnegie-Rochester Conference on Public Policy

April 16-17, 2010

Thursday, April 15


      7:30 pm                Stockman Memorial Service at Interfaith Chapel Reception immediately following in Eisenberg Rotunda in Schlegel Hall


Friday, April 16


       8:30 am                Bus transportation to campus


 8:45-9:15 am              Packet Retrieval and Breakfast


                                    CONFERENCE SESSION I - SCHLEGEL 207


     Chairman:              Thomas Cooley         

 9:15-10:30 am            “Central Banking in the Credit Turmoil: An Assessment of Federal Reserve Practice”

by Marvin Goodfriend

                                    Discussant: Lee Ohanian


10:30-10:45 am           Break


10:45-12:00 pm          “A Model of Unconventional Monetary Policy”

by Mark Gertler and Peter Karadi

                                    Discussant: Harold Cole


12:00pm                       Luncheon – Schlegel Hall Rotunda


                                    CONFERENCE SESSION II - SCHLEGEL 207


     Chairman:              Charles Plosser

1:30-2:45 pm              "Politics and the Fed"

                                    by Allan Meltzer

                                    Discussant: Gregory Hess


2:45-3:00 pm              Break


 3:00-4:15 pm             Panel - Robert Lucas, William Poole and Thomas Sargent

        4:30 pm               Bus Transportation back to the Hyatt Regency


        6:30 pm               Bus departs Hyatt Regency for transportation to the Country Club of Rochester


        6:45 pm               Cocktails, Country Club of Rochester


        7:30 pm               Dinner, Country Club of Rochester

         9:30 pm              Transportation back to the Hyatt Regency


Saturday, April 17



          8:00 am             Bus transportation to campus


    8:15-8:45 am           Breakfast


                                    CONFERENCE SESSION III - SCHLEGEL 207


     Chairman:              Marvin Goodfriend

  8:45-10:00 am           “Illiquidity and Interest Rate Policy”

by Douglas Diamond and Raghuram Rajan

                                    Discussant: Robert Hall


10:00-10:15 am           Break


10:15-11:30 am           “The Central-Bank Balance Sheet as an Instrument of Monetary Policy”

by Vasco Cúrdia and Michael Woodford

                                    Discussant:  Harris Dellas


      11:30 am               Lunch available in Schlegel Hall Rotunda.


12:15 pm               Transportation to airport or hotel


Transportation will also be available for earlier or later flights if needed.






ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Bennett McCallum and Charles Plosser, Co-chairs: Andrew Abel, Yongsung Chang, Thomas Cooley, Janice Eberly, Marvin Goodfriend, Ronald Hansen, and Stanley Zin