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.
The conference began with this year’s report titled "The Equilibrium Real Funds Rate: Past, Present and Future" presented by James Hamilton (UC San Diego), Ethan Harris (Bank of America), Jan Hatzius (Goldman Sachs), and Kenneth West (Wisconsin).
The report was discussed by the following:
The conference keynote speech was given by Ben S. Bernanke, Brookings Institution.
The conference concluded with a panel discussion on central banking with large balance sheets and included:
The panel was moderated by David Wessel, Director, The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy and Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution.
Jennifer Williams is the primary staff member supporting the USMPF.