The Levy Economics Institute

The 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. 
Blithewood

Blithewood

The 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)

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Events at the Levy Economics Institute

Throughout the year the Institute organizes workshops, symposiums, and seminars, as well as its annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the State of the U.S. and World Economies and a summer seminar that provides a rigorous discussion of both the theoretical and applied aspects of Minsky’s economics. These events offer Levy graduate students an opportunity to experience real-world discussions on employment policy, economic development, financial instability and crises, financial regulation, economic theory, and the gender implications of macroeconomic processes and policies, among other issues.
 

The Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the State of the U.S. and World Economies

Hyman 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.

The Minsky Summer Seminar

Our annual Minsky Summer Seminar provides a rigorous discussion of both the theoretical and applied aspects of Minsky’s economics, with an examination of meaningful prescriptive policies relevant to economic and financial crises. The seminar program is geared toward graduate students and those at the beginning of their academic or professional careers. The teaching staff includes well-known economists concentrating on and expanding Minsky’s work.