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2011 Economic Policy Symposium

Achieving Maximum Long-Run Growth

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City hosts more than 100 central bankers, policymakers, academics and economists from around the world at its annual economic policy symposium Aug. 25 - 27 in Jackson Hole, Wy.

Speakers include Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Oxford University Professor Paul Collier, Kansas City Fed President Tom Hoenig, as well as professors and central bank governors.

Materials for this year's symposium, during which participants discuss economic issues, implications and policy options, will be posted as they are available.

To learn about the symposium's history read In Late August

           

 


Foreword
ESTHER L. GEORGE
President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City



Opening Remarks  BEN S. BERNANKE
Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Assessing Current Trends in Global Growth

Author: DANI RODRIK
Professor, Harvard University
 
Discussant:   
PIER CARLO PADOAN
Deputy Secretary-General and Chief Economist, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
   
General Discussion


Balancing Growth with Equity

Author: ESTHER DUFLO
Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Discussant:   
KEVIN M. MURPHY
Professor, University of Chicago
   
General Discussion


Achieving Growth Amid Fiscal Imbalances

First Paper Author: STEPHEN G. CECCHETTI
Economic Adviser and Head, Monetary and Economic Department, Bank for International Settlements
 
Second Paper Authors: KATHERINE BAICKER
Professor, Harvard University
 
AMITABH CHANDRA
Professor, Harvard University
 
Discussant:
MAYA MACGUINEAS
President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
   
General Discussion


Managing Natural Resources in Developing Economies

Luncheon Address:    PAUL COLLIER
Professor, Oxford University and Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies
General Discussion


Regulating Financial Markets and Institutions to Promote Growth

Author: ROSS LEVINE
Professor, Brown University
 
Discussant:   
RANDY S. KROSZNER
Professor, University of Chicago
   
General Discussion


Aligning International Capital Flows with Growth

Author: ESWAR S. PRASAD
Professor, Cornell University and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
 
Discussant:   
SUSAN M. COLLINS
Dean, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
   
General Discussion


Setting Policy Priorities for Long-Run Growth

Panelists:    BARRY EICHENGREEN
Professor,University of California, Berkeley
   
  CHRISTINE LAGARDE
Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
   
  JEAN-CLAUDE TRICHET
President,European Central Bank
   
General Discussion

 
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