|9:00 AM||Registration and Breakfast|
Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Manhattan Institute
|9:35 AM||PANEL I: STRATEGIES FOR SOUND MONETARY POLICY
Moderator: Marvin Goodfriend, Carnegie Mellon University
Marvin Goodfriend, The Fed Needs a Credible Commitment to Price Stability
Athanasios Orphanides, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: The Case Against the Case Against Monetary Rules
Peter Ireland, Boston College, &
Mickey Levy, Berenberg Capital Markets: A Strategy for Normalizing Monetary Policy
|10:45 AM||PANEL II: THE AGENDA FOR REFORMING THE FED AND GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED ENTERPRISES
Moderator: Gregory Hess, Wabash College
Charles Calomiris, Columbia University: Reforming the Rules that Govern the Fed
Deborah Lucas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Valuing the GSE's Government Support
|12:45 PM||KEYNOTE ADDRESS
John Williams, President, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
John Williams has served as President and CEO of the San Francisco Fed since 2011. He holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.S. from the London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.
The SOMC, 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.