The New Normal for Monetary Policy

March 27, 2015

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
101 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Morning Session Chair: Sylvain Leduc, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

8:00 a.m.Continental Breakfast
8:40 a.m.Welcoming Remarks
 

John Williams, President, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

8:45 a.mFinancial Stability and Optimal Interest-Rate Policy
 

Andrea Ajello, Federal Reserve Board
Thomas Laubach, Federal Reserve Board
David López-Salido, Federal Reserve Board
Taisuke Nakata, Federal Reserve Board

Discussants:
Stephen G. Cecchetti, Brandeis International Business School
Lars Svensson, Stockholm School of Economics

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10:00 a.m.Break
 
10:30 a.m.A Macroeconomic Framework for Quantifying Systemic Risk
 

Zhiguo He, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Arvind Krishnamurthy, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Discussants:
Tobias Adrian
, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Simon Gilchrist, Boston University

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11:45 a.m.Lunch – Market Street Dining Room, Fourth Floor
 

Introduction: John Williams, President, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Speaker: Janet Yellen, Chair, Federal Reserve Board

Afternoon Session Chair: Òscar Jordà, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

1:45 p.m.Forward Guidance and Heterogeneous Beliefs
 

Philippe Andrade, Banque de France
Gaetano Gaballo, Banque de France
Eric Mengus, Banque de France
Benoît Mojon, Banque de France

Discussants:
Yuriy Gorodnichenko, University of California, Berkeley
William Branch, University of California, Irvine

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3:00 p.m.Break
   
3:15 p.m.Stagnation Traps
 

Gianluca Benigno, London School of Economics
Luca Fornaro, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Discussants:
Robert Hall, Stanford University
Chad Jones, Stanford University

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4:30 p.m.Break
   
4:45 p.m.An Economical Business-Cycle Model
 

Pascal Michaillat, London School of Economics
Emmanuel Saez, U.C. Berkeley

Discussants:
Carl Walsh, University of California, Santa Cruz
Eric Swanson, University of California, Irvine

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6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.Reception – First Floor