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30th Annual Economic Policy Conference

Federal Credit and Insurance Programs
October 20-21, 2005

Program Information

Thursday, October 20, 2005

"Welcome to the Conference"
William Poole, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

"Is the U.S. Bankrupt?"
Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Boston University
PowerPoint Presentation ( 76K)
Discussant: Anjan Thakor, Washington University in St. Louis

"On the Importance of the Plumber"
Douglas J. Elliott, Center On Federal Financial Institutions
PowerPoint Presentation
Discussant: George J. Benston, Emory University
Comment by George J. Benston

"Federal Credit and Insurance Programs: Housing"
John M. Quigley, University of California, Berkeley
PowerPoint Presentation (151K)
Discussant: John. C. Weicher, Hudson Institute

"On Asset-Liability Matching and Government Deposit and Pension Insurance"
Zvi Bodie, Boston University
PowerPoint Presentation ( 40K)
Discussant: Deborah J. Lucas, Northwestern University
PowerPoint Presentation (441K)

Friday, October 21, 2005

"Should the Government Provide Insurance For Catastrophes?"
J. David Cummins, University of Pennsylvania
PowerPoint Presentation (572K)
Discussant: Dwight M. Jaffee, University of California, Berkeley
PowerPoint Presentation (441K)

Panel Discussion: "What is the appropriate role of the federal government in the private markets for credit and insurance? What is the outlook?"
Moderator: William Poole, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Panelists: Kenneth J. Arrow, Stanford University, Robert E. Litan, Kauffman Foundation and Brookings Institution, and Joseph E. Stiglitz, Columbia University

Photos of all conference speakers:  PDF version  |  PowerPoint version