A Conference in Honor of Professor George G. Kaufman For His Lifelong Contributions and Forthcoming Retirement

November 17 and 18, 2016

More than 150 people attended the two-day conference to hear internationally recognized economists discuss developments in financial economics over the past 50 years and the implications for public policy.

All the papers and commentaries were published in a hardcopy trade volume. called Public Policy & Financial Economics: Essays in Honor of Professor George G Kaufman for His Lifelong Contributions to the Profession.

The speakers, who all worked with Professor George Kaufman during his years of scholarly research, also reflected on Professor Kaufman's scholarly contributions.

Sponsored by the Center for Financial and Policy Studies at Loyola's Quinlan School of Business and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Event Photos

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Public Policy and Financial Economics, November 2016


Thursday, November 17

1:30–1:45 p.m. Registration
1:45–2:15 p.m. Introductory Remarks Honoring Professor Kaufman
  • Kevin Stevens, Dean, Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago
  • Robert L. Parkinson, Jr., Chair, Board of Trustees, Loyola University Chicago
  • Charles L. Evans, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
2:15–4:15 p.m. Papers: Overview
Moderator: Gregory F. Udell, Indiana University

  • Charles Goodhart, London School of Economics
    The Changing Fortunes of Central Banking
  • Edward Kane, Boston College
    Financial Safety Nets: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • Charles Calomiris, Columbia University
    Taming the Two 800-Pound Gorillas in the Room
  • Richard Herring, University of Pennsylvania
    Shadowing Capital Regulation: 1986-2015
4:15–4:30 p.m. Break and refreshments
4:30–6:00 p.m. Papers: Financial Regulation
Moderator: David Marshall, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

  • Robert Eisenbeis, Cumberland Advisors
    The Fed and Structural Reforms to Reduce Interconnectedness and Promote Financial Stability
  • Robert Bliss, Wake Forest University
    Franklin Edwards, Columbia University
    The New Failure Resolution Regulation: The Good, the Bad, and the Unknowable
  • Randall Kroszner, University of Chicago
    Financial Public Policy
6:00–6:45 p.m. Reception and refreshments

Friday, November 18

7:45–8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30–10:00 a.m. Papers: Public Policy Issues
Moderator: Curt Hunter, University of Iowa

  • Allan Meltzer, Carnegie Mellon University
    Monetary Policy from Quantitative Easing to Negative Interest Rates
  • Richard Rosen, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
    Defining, Measuring, and Monitoring Interest Rate and Systemic Risk at Insurance Companies
  • Douglas D. Evanoff, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
    Tassos Malliaris, Loyola University Chicago
    Bubbles and Public Policy
10:00–10:15 a.m. Break with light refreshments
10:15–11:45 a.m. Papers: Other Financial Markets Issues
Moderator: Robert Chirinko, University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Chester Spatt, Carnegie Mellon University
    Securities Market Structure and Liquidity
  • Peter Wallison, American Enterprise Institute
    Housing and Mortgages
  • Robert Litan, Korein Tillery
    Principal-Agent Problems in Private and Public Financial Sectors
11:45–12:15 p.m. General Discussion
12:15–1:00 p.m. Light Lunch and Closing Remarks
  • Harvey Rosenblum, Southern Methodist University
  • Tassos Malliaris, Loyola University Chicago
  • Douglas Evanoff, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • George Kaufman, Loyola University Chicago and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Conference Details

Date and Time
Thursday, November 17, 2016
1:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Friday, November 18, 2016
7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location Quinlan School of Business, 16 E. Pearson, Chicago
Schreiber Center, Wintrust Hall, Floor 9
Parking and directions →
Conference Organizers Douglas D. Evanoff
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Professor George Kaufman
Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago

Professor Tassos Malliaris
Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago