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  • Discussion on Monetary Policy and Economic Downturn
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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Speakers talked about the economy and future tools available to lawmakers when another recession hits. Several of the panelists worked in previous administrations including those of…

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  • Neel Kashkari on the 2008 Financial Crisis
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    Lessons Learned from the 2008 Financial Crisis

    Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, talked about financial regulations enacted following the 2008 financial crisis. Then he was joined in discussion by…

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  • Discussion on Banking and Financial Markets
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    Banking and Financial Markets

    Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley and Stanford University Economics Professor John Taylor talked about the monetary policy choices of the Federal Reserve. Topics included…

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  • Discussion on Federal Reserve Interest Rate Policy
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    Federal Reserve Interest Rate Policy

    Four former Federal Reserve employees talked about the domestic and global factors considered before raising interest rates. Other topics included what might happen interest rates are raised…

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  • Discussion on US Monetary Policy
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    U.S. Monetary Policy, Part 2

    Matthias Doepke and Veronika Selezneva presented their paper on the impact of monetary policy on the distribution of wealth across households, “Distributional Effects of Monetary Policy,” which they then discussed with…

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  • Discussion on the Impact of US Monetary Policy
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    U.S. Monetary Policy, Part 1

    Economists presented three papers the effect on inequality of the practice of “quantitative easing,” a policy in which the Federal Reserve purchases bonds in order to stimulate the economy. Josh Bivens presented his paper on the…

    216 views
  • Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis on the Greek Economy
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    State of the Greek Economy

    Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis talked about his country’s economic challenges including its debt crisis and the negotiations between his country and the European Union for financial assistance. He…

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  • German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schuble on the Future of the Eurozone
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    European Economic Policy

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble talked about the future of the Eurozone and the German economy. Then he was joined in discussion by David Wessel and Kemal Dervis. “Eurozone at a…

    224 views
  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Address on the US Economy
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    Economic and Tax Policy

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew spoke about the state of the U.S. economy and outlined President Obama’s business tax code proposals the day after President Obama’s State of the Union address.…

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  • Discussion on Domestic and Defense Budgets
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    Federal Spending Caps

    Panelists talked about federal budget priorities and how to manage budget cuts for defense and social programs.

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  • Discussion on the Federal Budget
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    Federal Budget

    Fiscal policy experts talked about the federal budget and responding to fiscal uncertainty. This program was part of a Brookings Institution Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy…

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  • Budget Process in the US and the UK
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    Budget Process in the U.S. and the U.K.

    Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf and Robert Chote, the director of the United Kingdom’s Office of Budget Responsibility, participated in a panel discussion comparing the budget…

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  • Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke on Monetary Policy
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    Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke on Monetary Policy

    Outgoing Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke talked about the work of the Federal Reserve System on its 100th anniversary. Topics included his handling of the financial crisis and the future of monetary…

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  • Federal Reserve System
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    Federal Reserve System

    Panelists discussed the economic policies of the Federal Reserve System on its 100th anniversary, focusing on the degree of independence of the central bank. All speakers took questions from members of…

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  • Ben Bernanke on the Federal Reserve System
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    Federal Reserve Policies and Regulation

    Panelists discussed the economic policies of the Federal Reserve System on its 100th anniversary. John Williams presented a paper on Chair Bernanke’s unconventional fiscal policies to fight the…

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