34th Annual Economic Policy Conference

Debt, Financial Markets and Monetary Policy
October 15-16, 2009

Program Information

The theme of this year's conference is "Debt, Financial Markets, and Monetary Policy." Several leading participants in this literature will present their research and commentary.

All events are at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Gateway Conference Center.

Please note that attendance is by invitation only.

To request to attend the conference, or for information about the conference or help with hotel reservations, please contact Denise Cain at denise.a.cain@stls.frb.org, (314) 444-8567, or 1-800-333-0810, ext. 44-8567.


Conference Program
 
Thursday, October 15, 2009
 
 "Opening Remarks" — James Bullard, President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
 
 "Decentralized Trading with Private Information"
 Presenter:Michael Golosov, Yale University
 Coauthors:Guido Lorenzoni, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Aleh Tsyvinski, Yale University
 Discussant:TBD
 
 "Growing Like China"
 Presenter:Kjetil Storesletten, University of Oslo
 Coauthors:Zhen Michael Song, Fudan University
Fabrizio Zilibotti, Stockholm University
 Discussant:George A. Alessandria, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
 
 "Redistributive Taxation in a Partial-Insurance Economy"
 Presenter:Gianlucca Violante, New York University
 Coauthors:Jonathan Heathcote, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Kjetil Storesletten, University of Oslo
 Discussant:Yongseok Shin, Washington University St. Louis and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
 
 "Conventional and Unconventional Monetary Policy"
 Presenter:Michael Woodford, Columbia University
 Coauthor:Vasco R. Curdia, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
 Discussant:Michele Boldrin, Washington University in St. Louis and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
 
 "New Monetarist Economics"
 Presenter:Stephen Williamson, Washington University in St. Louis and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
 Coauthor:Randall Wright, University of Wisconsin—Madison
 Discussant:Robert E. Lucas Jr., University of Chicago
 
 "Asset Prices, Liquidity, and Monetary Policy"
 Presenter:Ricardo Lagos, New York University
 Discussant:Gaetano Antinolfi, Washington University in St. Louis and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
 
Friday, October 16, 2009
 
 "Fortune or Virtue: Time-Variant Volatilities Versus Parameter Drifts in the Great Moderation"
 Presenter:Jesús Fernández-Villaverde, University of Pennsylvania
 Coauthors:Pablo A. Guerron, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Juan F. Rubio-Ramirez, Duke University and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
 Discussant:Tao Zha, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
 
 "Winners and Losers in Housing Markets"
 Presenter:Nobuhiro Kiyotaki, Princeton University
 Coauthors:Alexander Michaelides, London School of Economics
Kalin Nikolov, London School of Economics
 Discussant:Don E. Schlagenhauf, Florida State University
 
 "Confronting Models of Financial Frictions with the Data"
 Presenter:V.V. Chari, University of Minnesota and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
 Coauthor:Patrick Kehoe, University of Minnesota and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
 Discussant:Harold L. Cole, University of Pennsylvania
 


Conference Agenda


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