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Leading Economists and Policymakers to Discuss Historic Challenges Facing Global Financial System at the Levy Economics Institute’s 27th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference, April 17–18 at Bard College
 

Mark Primoff
845-758-7412
primoff@bard.edu
03-27-2018
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— On April 17 and 18, the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College will gather top policymakers, economists, and analysts at the 27th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the State of the U.S. and World Economies to discuss, among many issues, the implications that tax cuts, Dodd-Frank reforms, rising interest rates, and President Trump’s “America First” trade policy will have for the global financial system and the U.S. economy’s record postcrisis expansion. The conference, Financial Stability in a World of Rising Rates and the Repeal of Dodd-Frank,” is being organized by the Levy Institute and will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, April 17–18, at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

Participants include James K. Galbraith, senior scholar, Levy Institute; professor, The University of Texas at Austin; Philip Suttle, founder and principal, Suttle Economics LLC; Emilios Avgouleas, research associate, Levy Institute, and professor, University of Edinburgh Law School; Todd N. Tucker, fellow, Roosevelt Institute; Thomas Ferguson, director of research, Institute for New Economic Thinking, professor emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Boston, and senior fellow, Better Markets; Robert N. McCauley, senior advisor, Bank for International Settlements; Robert J. Barbera, codirector, Center for Financial Economics, The Johns Hopkins University; Lakshman Achuthan, cofounder and chief operations officer, Economic Cycle Research Institute; Peter Coy, economics editor, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Matt Phillips, markets reporter, The New York Times.

The 2018 Minsky Conference will assess, among other issues, the reform or replacement of the Dodd-Frank legislation, the Federal Reserve deleveraging its balance sheet as well as appointing a new chairman of the board in an environment of rising policy interest rates, and President Trump’s “America First” policy and its impacts on the current rules-based multilateral framework for international trade, among other topics. The conference will include presentations by Jan Kregel, director of research, Levy Institute; Joerg Bibow, professor of economics, Skidmore College; Robert A. Blecker, professor of economics, American University; William Milberg, dean and professor of economics, The New School for Social Research; Thorvald Grung Moe, research associate, Levy Institute, and special adviser, Norges Bank; Tarik Mouakil, representative in New York City, Banque de France; Michalis Nikiforos, research scholar, Levy Institute; Rogerio Studart, professor of economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Walker F. Todd, trustee, American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), and lecturer in finance, Middle Tennessee State University; Pavlina Tcherneva, research associate, Levy Institute, and professor of economics, Bard College; Frank Veneroso, president, Veneroso Associates, LLC; and L. Randall Wray, senior scholar, Levy Institute, and professor of economics, Bard College.

The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, founded in 1986 through the generous support of the late Bard College trustee Leon Levy, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public policy research organization. The 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.

Preliminary conference program:
27th Annual Hyman P. Minsky Conference on the State of the U.S. and World Economies
Financial Stability in a World of Rising Rates and the Repeal of Dodd-Frank

 

Tuesday, April 17

8:00−8:30 a.m.
Registration
 
8:30−9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Jan Kregel, Director of Research, Levy Institute
 
9:00−10:30 a.m. Session 1. U.S. AND GLOBAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
SPEAKERS: Lakshman Achuthan, Cofounder and Chief Operations Officer, Economic Cycle Research Institute
Philip Suttle, Founder and Principal, Suttle Economics LLC
Michalis Nikiforos, Research Scholar, Levy Institute
 
10:30 a.m. – noon Session 2. EMPLOYER OF LAST RESORT STUDY
MODERATOR: Peter Coy, Economics Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek
SPEAKERS: Pavlina Tcherneva, Research Associate, Levy Institute; Professor of Economics, Bard College
L. Randall Wray, Senior Scholar, Levy Institute; Professor of Economics, Bard College
James K. Galbraith, Senior Scholar, Levy Institute; Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
 
Noon − 2:30 p.m. Lunch
SPEAKER: Robert J. Barbera, Codirector, Center for Financial Economics, The Johns Hopkins University
 
2:30−4:30 p.m. Session 3. REFORM AND INNOVATION IN FINANCIAL REGULATION AND MONETARY POLICY
MODERATOR: Matt Phillips, Markets Reporter, The New York Times
SPEAKERS: Thomas Ferguson, Director of Research, Institute for New Economic Thinking; Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Boston; Senior Fellow, Better Markets
Thorvald Grung Moe, Research Associate, Levy Institute; Special Adviser, Norges Bank
Walker F. Todd, Trustee, American Institute for Economic Research (AIER); Lecturer in Finance, Middle Tennessee State University
 
4:30−5:00 p.m. Reception


Wednesday, April 18

9:00−10:30 a.m. Session 4. GLOBAL FINANCIAL IMPACTS: EUROPE AND LATIN AMERICA
SPEAKERS: Emilios Avgouleas, Research Associate, Levy Institute; Professor, University of Edinburgh Law School
Joerg Bibow, Professor of Economics, Skidmore College
Rogerio Studart, Professor of Economics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 
10:30 a.m. − noon Session 5. AMERICA FIRST: TRADE AND GLOBALIZATION
SPEAKERS: Robert A. Blecker, Professor of Economics, American University
William Milberg, Dean and Professor of Economics, The New School for Social Research
Todd N. Tucker, Fellow, Roosevelt Institute
 
Noon − 2:30 p.m. Lunch

2:30−5:00 p.m.

Session 6. TRACKING FINANCIAL FRAGILITY

 
MODERATOR: Tarik Mouakil, Representative in New York City, Banque de France
SPEAKERS: Robert N. McCauley, Senior Advisor, Bank for International Settlements
Frank Veneroso, President, Veneroso Associates, LLC


Press registrations should be made by calling Mark Primoff at 845-758-7412 or by sending an email to primoff@bard.edu.
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