Joan and Sanford Weill Hall Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
Federal Reserve Bank Vice Chair for Supervision Michael S. Barr, former dean of the Ford School, will discuss his work at the Fed, its mechanisms, his and the lessons of leadership he has learned in his career in and out of government service.
Traditionally, central banks have served three policy functions – monetary policy, payments systems oversight, and financial institution supervision. This conference will convene international experts and practitioners to examine how these core functions contribute to financial inclusion, poverty alleviation, and a more inclusive economy – and what could be improved.The conference contributes to a research initiative undertaken by the University of Michigan’s Center on Finance, Law & Policy, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to consider how the role of a central bank could evolve in the future and enable central banks to make greater contributions toward financial inclusion. Ultimately, the research intends to identify technologies, processes, or tools that could benefit a central bank in supporting public policy objectives related to inclusion, and consider whether other sectors, including philanthropy, might have a role to play in supporting the development of those tools. Registration to the event is free. Speakers and attendees will include individuals from standards-setting bodies, central banks and other financial regulators, and policymakers, as well as futurists and technologists, and other financial ecosystem stakeholders.For more information visit http://financelawpolicy.umich.edu.
Former Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve System and *View the stream* CEO of TIAA-CREF Roger Ferguson and Professor of Public Policy and Economics Justin Wolfers sit down for a conversation that economists or financial policy wonks won't want to miss!
Free and open to the public Join the conversation on Twitter: #fordschoolbernanke About the event: Please join us as Chairman Bernanke visits the University of Michigan for a conversation with Ford School Dean Susan M. Collins on monetary policy, recovery from the global financial crisis, and long-term challenges facing the U.S.
Annenberg Auditorium, 1120 Weill Hall.
Reception to follow.
Panelists: Peter Borish is Chairman and CEO of Computer Trading Corporation, an actively managed hedge fund which focuses on macroeconomic investing. Charles L. Evans is President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and an expert on the effects of US monetary policy on economic activity and inflation. Matthew Shapiro is Lawrence R. Klein Collegiate Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan. Allen Sinai is President of Decision Economics, Inc.