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Conferencing: I am Envious: Financial Market Imperfections and Macroeconomics

Mark Thoma writes:

Economist's View: Financial Market Imperfections and Macroeconomics: I am here today...

I.e., he is at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francico, at a conference that I wish I could go to--but I cannot escape from Berkeley today:

Financial Market Imperfections and Macroeconomics
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
101 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
March 5, 2010

9:00 A.M. Mark Gertler, New York University. Nobuhiro Kiyotaki, Princeton University: Financial Intermediation and Credit Policy in Business Cycle Analysis Discussant: Lawrence Christiano, Northwestern University; Simon Gilchrist, Boston University.

10:40 A.M. Vasco Cúrdia, Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Michael Woodford, Columbia University: Conventional and Unconventional Monetary Policy. Discussants: Robert Hall, Stanford University. Noah Williams, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

1:15 P.M. Paul Beaudry, Oxford University. Amartya Lahiri, University of British Columbia: Risk Allocation, Debt Fueled Expansion and Financial Crisis. Discussants: David Lopez-Salido, Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Martin Schneider, Stanford University.

2:50 P.M. Moritz Schularick, Free University of Berlin. Alan Taylor, University of California, Davis: Credit Booms Gone Bust: Monetary Policy, Leverage Cycles and Financial Crises, 1870-2008. Discussants: Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, University of California, Berkeley. Carmen Reinhart, University of Maryland

4:25 P.M. Marco Del Negro, Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Gauti Eggertsson, Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Andrea Ferrero, Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Nobuhiro Kiyotaki, Princeton University: The Great Escape? A Quantitative Evaluation of the Fed’s Non-standard Monetary Policy. Discussants: James Hamilton, University of California, San Diego. Zheng Liu, Federal Reserve Bank of

6:30 P.M. Dinner – Market Street Dining Room, Fourth Floor. Speaker: Lars Svensson, Sveriges Riksbank.

My favorite of the papers is Schularick and Taylor...