Past Conferences


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IBEFA 2015 Summer Meeting

June 25, 2015

The FRBSF will be hosting the first half of the 2015 summer meeting of the International Banking, Economics, and Finance Association (IBEFA). The conference consists of 36 academic papers on topics ranging from alternatives to the 30-year residential mortgage to the effect of campaign contributions on state banking regulation.


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Conference in Honor of James Hamilton

September 18, 2014

This conference gathered former colleagues and students to discuss work in recent macroeconomics and time series influenced by James Hamilton’s research over the years.

Conference on Housing and Monetary Policy

September 4, 2014

The UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco are pleased to co-host a two-day academic summit with renowned scholars in housing and mortgage finance. The conference will focus on monetary policy and financial stability issues related to the housing market.

Monetary Policy and Financial Markets

March 28, 2014

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is sponsoring a conference on Monetary Policy and Financial Markets, to be held in San Francisco on Friday, March 28, 2014. The conference will focus on issues related to financial market expectations of monetary policy, the effects of monetary policy on asset prices, and financial market frictions.

Central Banking in Historical Perspective: One Hundred Years of the Federal Reserve

March 6, 2014

This conference explored the history of the Federal Reserve and central banking around the world during the last century. Among the various topics discussed were the impact and evolution of monetary policy, the successes and failures of central banks as regulators of financial institutions, and the influence of international events on the Federal Reserve.


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2013 Asia Economic Policy Conference: Prospects for Asia and the Global Economy

November 3, 2013

Policymakers in advanced and emerging economies face challenges as they continue to recover from the recent global financial crisis. The conference discussed monetary policy spillovers from advanced to emerging markets, costs and benefits of foreign reserve accumulation, and desirability of interventions, restrictions on cross-border capital flows, and financial regulatory reforms to prevent future crises.

Expectations in Dynamic Macroeconomic Models

August 8, 2013

Participants in this conference presented leading edge economic research on all aspects of expectations formation, including theory, empirical measurement, and laboratory/experimental evidence.

The Past and Future of Monetary Policy

March 1, 2013

In 1913, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act into law, and the Federal Reserve System was created. In recognition of the centennial of the Fed’s founding, this conference looks at lessons from the past and expectations for the future for U.S. monetary policy.


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2012 Pacific Basin Research Conference

November 9, 2012 CPBS

This conference brought together papers on a variety of international topics, including the effectiveness of capital controls, determinants of global current account imbalances, foreign reserve accumulation, and monetary policy in China.

Predicting Rare Events: Evaluating Systemic and Idiosyncratic Risk

September 28, 2012

Motivated by global financial events of the recent past, the workshop will showcase the latest research on forecasting rare, but systemic, events as well as monitoring more idiosyncratic risks. Experts from the academic, regulatory, and practitioner communities will come together to discuss the interface between cutting-edge research methods and best-practice risk-management techniques.


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2011 Asia Economic Policy Conference: Asia’s Role in the Post-Crisis Global Economy

November 29, 2011

Policymakers in both advanced and emerging economies face an array of challenges in the current economic environment. How can monetary policy and macroprudential policy be coordinated to achieve the objectives of price and output stability in an environment vulnerable to disruptions in financial markets? What financial regulatory framework will best reduce the likelihood and costs of future crises? What are the relative merits of regional coordination in Asia in light of the lessons of the recent crisis? What are the prospects for global rebalancing of trade and capital flows, and what role might China play in these developments? The 2011 conference examined these issues.


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Asia and the Global Financial Crisis

October 19, 2009

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco inaugurated its Asia Economic Policy Conference series with a conference on “Asia and the Global Financial Crisis.” The conference welcomed central bank officials and other experts from around the world to share their views on linkages across the Pacific and the appropriate macroeconomic and regulatory responses to the crisis.


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