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The Political Economy of International Money: Common Currencies, Currency Wars and Exorbitant Privilege

April 3–4, 2014 · Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

A Jno. E. Owens Memorial Foundation Conference
Presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies at SMU

This conference brought together scholars and policy experts to discuss the current state of thinking in this broad and controversial area, including

  • Positive and negative effects of capital flows
  • Shared currency areas with an emphasis on the euro zone
  • Currency wars and international monetary arrangements

Conference Organizers

Speaker BiosPDF

Agenda

Thursday, April 3
Ernst & Young Gallery, SMU

6 p.m.

Reception

6:45 p.m.

Welcome and Dinner

 

James F. Hollifield
Director, Tower Center, and Professor of Political Science, Southern Methodist University

7:30 p.m.

Presentation

 

Jeffry Frieden
Professor of Government, Harvard University

9 p.m.

Adjourn

Friday, April 4
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

7:45 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

 

Mark Wynne
Vice President, Associate Director of Research and Director of the Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

8:45 a.m.

Setting the Stage on International Money

 

The Unloved World Dollar Standard: Greenspan–Bernanke Bubbles in the Global EconomyPowerpoint
Ronald McKinnon

William D. Eberle Professor of International Economics (emeritus), Stanford University

9:15 a.m.

Capital Flows

 

Moderator: Scott Davis
Senior Research Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Frank Warnock
James C. Wheat Jr. Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia

Capital Flows and Capital ControlsPowerpoint
Michael Klein

William C. Clayton Professor of International Economic Affairs, Tufts University

Capital Flows After the Crisis: Recent Developments and Investor MotivationsPDF
Carol Bertaut

Chief, Global Financial Flows Section, Division of International Finance, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

10:45 a.m.

Break

11 a.m.

Shared Currency Areas

 

Moderator: Thomas Osang
Associate Professor and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, Southern Methodist University

Hubert Kempf
Professor of Economics, University of Paris

ECB Balance Sheet: Sterilization and StimulusPDF
David Malpass

President, Encima Global LLC

The Eurozone Crisis? Will the Euro Survive?Powerpoint
Michael Bordo

Board of Governors Professor of Economics, Rutgers University

12:30 p.m.

Luncheon

 

Introduction:
Kathleen Cooperoff-site
Director of International Politics and Economics, Tower Center, SMU

Keynote Speaker:
Jeffrey Frankel

James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth,
Harvard University

2 p.m.

Currency Wars/International Monetary Arrangements

 

Moderator: Mark Wynne

Currency Wars: Yesterday, Today—and Tomorrow?Powerpoint
Benjamin Cohen

Louis G. Lancaster Professor of International Political Economy, University of California, Santa Barbara

Currency Misalignments and Industry Demands for Trade ProtectionPowerpoint
J. Lawrence Broz

Associate Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego

Emerging Markets and the FedPowerpoint
Benn Steil

Senior Fellow and Director, International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations

Brad Setser
Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of the Treasury

3:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks

4 p.m.

Adjourn

Contact Information

For more information, contact Ana Prats at 214-922-5189 or ana.prats@dal.frb.org.

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