Events

Friday 26 June 2015 - Saturday 27 June 2015

Guggenheim Conference “Economic Research and Policy Making at the Federal Reserve in historical and international perspective”

Guggenheim Conference

“Economic Research and Policy Making at the Federal Reserve in historical and international perspective”

with support of

The Thomas Guggenheim Program in the History of Economic Thought

At Ben Gurion University of the Negev

[Programme]

This conference draws in the most distinguished experts on monetary economics, who have contributed both to the academic and policy developments on monetary economics. 

 

The theme of the conference will be:

The US Federal Reserve System is a century old.  Over this period, from the original Act establishing the Federal Reserve (1913), through the Banking Act (1935), to the Federal Reserve Reform Act (1977), changes have occurred in the structure, functions, objectives, and activities of this unique institution.  Numerous seminars and conferences have focused attention on the Fed and its components, especially the Board of Governors, FOMC and the Reserve Banks.  The present meeting has a dual purpose:
(i) To assess past and present trends, and future prospects regarding the interaction between economic research and policy making at the Board of Governors, FOMC and the Reserve Banks; and
(ii) To put this in international perspective.

In order to do this, a former President, Vice Presidents, Directors of Research at the  Federal Reserve Banks  and Board of Governors, advisers to Reserve Banks , senior members of, and academic advisers to the Bank of England, National Bank of Belgium, Bank of Canada, and Bank of Israel, have gathered to discuss the past, present and future of  economic research at the Federal Reserve System and its international impact.