Should-Watch: Olivier Blanchard and Lawrence H. Summers: Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy

  • Should-Watch: Olivier Blanchard and Lawrence H. Summers: Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy: “The Peterson Institute will hold a conference on ‘Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy’…

…coordinated by Olivier Blanchard, PIIE C. Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow, and Lawrence Summers, member of the Institute’s Executive Committee of the Board, on October 12–13, 2017. The conference is the fourth in a series Blanchard began at the International Monetary Fund. Academic experts and policymakers will address the challenges to macroeconomic thinking and policymaking that today’s economic environment presents–low inflation despite low unemployment, the apparent interactions of rising inequality and stagnating productivity, and the unresponsiveness of long-term interest rates to rising public debt, among others….

Thursday, October 12, 2017 8:30: Registration…. Introduction paper by Olivier Blanchard and Lawrence H. Summers, Discussion…. Monetary policy paper by Ben Bernanke, moderator: Olivier Blanchard, panel discussion: Mario Draghi, Lael Brainard, Philipp M. Hildebrand, Adam S. Posen…. Buffet lunch…. Fiscal policy paper by Alan Auerbach, moderator: Lawrence H. Summers, panel discussion: Marco Buti, Valerie Ramey, Robert E. Rubin, Jay Shambaugh…. Financial stability paper by Andy Haldane, moderator: Adam S. Posen, panel discussion: Markus Brunnermeier, Benoît Coeuré, Nellie Liang , Jeremy Stein.

Friday, October 13, 2017 8:00: Registration…. Inequality and political economy paper by Jason Furman, moderator: Olivier Blanchard, panel discussion: Dani Rodrik, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Justin Wolfers…. International economy issues paper by Gita Gopinath, moderator: Lawrence H. Summers, panel discussion: Barry Eichengreen, Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Carmen M. Reinhart…. Fireside chat with Lawrence H. Summers and Olivier Blanchard, moderator: Adam S. Posen.

October 6, 2017


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