Thursday, August 25, 2005
"The Greenspan Era: Lessons for the Future" -- A Symposium Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. (Jackson Hole, Wyoming, August 25-27, 2005).
Friday August 26
Topic: "Reflections on Central Banking" by Alan Greenspan (Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System)
Topic: "Economic Performance in the Greenspan Era: The Evolution of Events and Ideas" by Alan S. Blinder (Princeton University) and Ricardo Reis (Princeton University)
Discussants: Allan H. Meltzer (Carnegie-Mellon University) and John B. Taylor (Stanford University)
Topic: "Business Cycle Dynamics and Monetary Policy" by Robert E. Hall (Stanford University)
Discussants: Charles Bean (Executive Director and Chief Economist, Bank of England) and N. Gregory Mankiw (HarvardUniversity)
Topic: "Current Account Imbalances: How Will They End?" by Sebastian Edwards (University of California, Los Angeles)
Discussants: Barry Eichengreen (University of California, Berkeley) and Catherine L. Mann (Institute for International Economics)
Luncheon Address: Robert E. Rubin (Citigroup)
Saturday August 27
Topic: "Financial Markets, Financial Fragility, and Central Banking" by Raghuram G. Rajan (International Monetary Fund)
Discussants: Donald L. Kohn (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System) and Hyun Song Shin (London School of Economics).
Topic: "Central Bank Transparency and Monetary Policy" by Michael Woodford (Columbia University)
Discussant: Tiff Macklem (Bank of Canada)
Topic: "Monetary Policy Strategies: A Central Bank Panel" with Kazumasa Iwata (Bank of Japan), Mervyn A. King (Bank of England) and Jean-Claude Trichet (European Central Bank)
Source: Federal Reserve.