The Global Financial Crisis

Sponsored by the NBER and Sloan Foundation

 

The National Press Club

Holeman Lounge

529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor

Washington, DC 20045

 

September 22, 2011

 

10:00am

Welcome and Introduction

 

Kristin Forbes (MIT and NBER)

 

 

10:15am  to 11:30am

Increased Financial Integration and Capital Flows: Aggravating or Ameliorating Crises?

Session Introduction:

Charles Engel  (University of Wisconsin and NBER)

Discussion Leader:

David Wessel  (Wall Street Journal)

Panelists:

Mohammad El Erian  (PIMCO)

 

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas (University of California at Berkeley and NBER)

 

Philip Lane  (Trinity College Dublin)

 

 

11:45am to 1:00pm

Lunch  - Murrow Conference Rooms

Lunch Speaker - Lael Brainard, Under Secretary for International Affairs in the U.S. Treasury Department

 

 

1:00pm to 2:15pm

Global Contagion: What was the Role of Banks, Investors and Trade? 

Session Introduction:

Mark Spiegel  (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)

Discussion Leader:

Sebastian Mallaby (Council on Foreign Relations)

Panelists:

Joyce Chang (JP Morgan)

 

Marcel Fratzscher (ECB)

 

Guillermo Ortiz (GO & Asociados)

 

 

2:15pm to 2:30pm

Coffee Break

 

 

2:30pm to 4:00pm

Reducing Country Vulnerability: Capital Controls, Reserves, the IMF, or something New?

Session Introduction:

 Jeffrey Frankel (Harvard University and NBER)

Discussion Leader:

Zanny Minton-Beddoes (Economist)

Panelists:

Erdem Basci (Central Bank of Turkey)

 

Olivier Blanchard (IMF, MIT, and NBER)

 

Kathryn Dominguez (University of Michigan and NBER)

 

 

4:00pm

Adjourn