The Levy Economics InstituteThe Levy Economics Institute of Bard College is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy research organization founded in 1986 through the generous support of Bard College trustee Leon Levy. The Levy Institute is independent of any political or other affiliation, and encourages diversity of opinion in the examination of economic policy issues while striving to transform ideological arguments into informed debate.
BlithewoodThe Graduate Programs are offered at the Levy Economics Institute, housed in Blithewood, the 19th-century riverfront mansion on the main campus of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Blithewood houses offices for scholars and staff, a library, a graduate student's lounge, a conference room, and several lecture and meeting rooms. It is equipped with advanced computer and communications systems to provide extensive research resources. Blithewood's location offers easy access to and from New York City, Albany, Boston, and more distant places by automobile, rail (Amtrak), and air (Stewart and Albany International Airports)
The Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the State of the U.S. and World EconomiesHyman P. Minsky was the architect and inspiration for this annual conference, held almost every year since November 1991. The idea was to bring economists from the academy, as well as professionals and officials facing issues in private finance or in regulatory public policy, to the Levy Institute to discuss a new institutional framework.
Speakers have included Congressional representatives, White House advisers and officials, Federal Reserve members, central bank officials, Nobel laureates, foreign dignitaries, United Nations officials, and ambassadors.