Charles Evans has served as president and chief executive ofﬁcer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago since September 2007. In that capacity, he serves on the Federal Open Market Committee.
The Shadow Open Market Committee, under the auspices of the Manhattan Institute, is an independent group of economists that provides external perspectives on policy choices by the Federal Reserve and other leading central banks. The SOMC addresses a wide range of macroeconomic issues, including monetary policy, banking and ﬁnancial regulations, and ﬁscal policy matters that bear on monetary policy decisions.
Registration and Breakfast
Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Manhattan Institute
Panel I: Evaluating Post-Crisis Monetary Policies
Deborah Lucas, MIT
Charles Calomiris, Columbia University: The Failure to Adopt a Systematic Policy
Mickey Levy, Berenberg Capital Markets: Fed Forecasts, Forecast Uncertainties, and Monetary Policy
Athanasios Orphanides, MIT & Gregory Hess, Wabash College: Monetary Policy Normalization Should Be More Systematic and Less Wobbly
Panel II: Future Challenges
Charles Calomiris, Columbia University
Peter Ireland, Boston College: Interest on Reserves: History, Rationale, Complications, and Risks
Michael Bordo, Rutgers University & Andy Levin, Dartmouth College: Central Bank Digital Currencies
Charles Evans, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Introduction, Athanasios Orphanides, MIT