This annual conference brings together academics, market economists and policy makers. The conference is sponsored by the Initiative on Global Markets at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Attendance at the USMPF conference is by invitation only.
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The conference will begin with this year’s report on how concerns over fiscal solvency affect current monetary policy. The report titled, "Crunch Time: Fiscal Crises and the Role of Monetary Policy," is written by James Hamilton (San Diego), Frederic Mishkin (Columbia), David Greenlaw (Morgan Stanley), and Peter Hooper (Deutsche Bank)..
The report was discussed by the following:
The lunch address titled, "The Fiscal Challenge Ahead," will be given by N. Gregory Mankiw from Harvard University.
The conference will conclude with a panel discussion on US fiscal problems and potential solutions moderated by Zanny Minton Beddoes (The Economist).