Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Economic Research



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.

West Coast Search and Matching Workshop

May 22, 2015

National Bureau of Economic Research: Multiple Equilibria and Financial Crises

May 14, 2015

The New Normal for Monetary Policy

March 27, 2015


CPBS 2014 Pacific Basin Research Conference

November 7, 2014 CPBS

4th Macro-Finance Society Workshop

October 17, 2014

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.


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.

Term Structure Modeling at the Zero Lower Bound

October 11, 2013

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.

Monetary Policy in a Global Setting: China and the United States Second Annual Conference

April 15, 2013

The purpose of the conference is to promote dialogue among monetary policymakers and advisors from the People’s Bank of China and the Federal Reserve System in the United States as well as academic experts on issues involving monetary policy, economic growth, and global financial crises.

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.

Federal Reserve “Day Ahead” Conference on Financial Markets and Institutions

January 3, 2013

The Federal Reserve’s Day Ahead conference provides Federal Reserve economists an annual venue to present their research on financial markets and institutions in conjunction with the annual American Economics Association meeting.


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.

All California Labor Conference

September 13, 2012

Structural and Cyclical Elements in Macroeconomics

March 16, 2012


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.

Creating and Employing a Skilled Work Force: Challenges and Opportunities

November 7, 2011

Symposium on Oil Markets and the Economy

July 25, 2011

17th International Conference on Computing in Economics and Finance (CEF 2011)

June 29, 2011

Conference on Unexpected Lifecycle Events and Economic Well-Being: The Roles of Job Loss, Disability, and Changing Family Structure

May 20, 2011

Conference on Empirical Macroeconomics Using Geographical Data

March 18, 2011

Monetary Policy at the Zero Lower Bound

February 25, 2011



The U.S. and World Economic Geography Before and After the Downturn

November 18, 2009

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.

Happiness and the Economy

September 11, 2009

Fifth Annual APEA Conference

June 27, 2009 CPBS

Applied Micro Summer Conference, 2009

June 24, 2009

CSIP Symposium on The Outlook for Consumption

May 22, 2009

Senior Policy Seminar: Managing Capital Flows and Growth During the Global Crisis

May 18, 2009 CPBS

Organized jointly with the World Bank

Macroeconomic Models for Monetary Policy

March 6, 2009

“Day Ahead” Conference on Financial Markets

January 2, 2009





Productivity Growth: Causes and Consequences

November 18, 2005

External Imbalances and Adjustment in the Pacific Basin

September 22, 2005 CPBS

Fiscal and Monetary Policy

March 4, 2005

Symposium on the “Revived Bretton Woods System: A New Paradigm for Asian Development?”

February 4, 2005 CPBS

Sponsored jointly with the Clausen Center for International Business & Policy, U.C. Berkeley


Emerging Markets and Macroeconomic Volatility

June 4, 2004 CPBS

Sponsored jointly with the Center for International Economics, University of Maryland

Interest Rates and Monetary Policy

March 19, 2004

Senior Policymaker Seminar: “Capital Flows, Monetary Policy and Current Issues in International Finance

February 23, 2004 CPBS

Organized Jointly with the World Bank



Technological Change

November 14, 2002

Financial Issues in the Pacific Basin Region

September 26, 2002 CPBS

Sponsored jointly with the Journal of the Japanese and International Economies

Macroeconomic Models for Monetary Policy

March 1, 2002