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2015 Federal Reserve Conference Lectures and Readings

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Perspectives From and On the Federal Reserve System

FTE Professional Teachers Association

In partnership with the

Federal Reserve Board of Governors

April 23 – 25, 2015

Washington D.C.

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Dr. Lawrence H. White

George Mason University

A Century of the Federal Reserve: Success or Failure?

Readings:

  • Bagehot, Walter, Lombard Street: A Description of the Money Market. E. Johnstone; Hartley Withers, eds. 1873. Library of Economics and Liberty. 29 February 2012.
    • Chapter 7: “A More Exact Account of the Mode in Which the Bank of England Has Discharged It’s Duty of Maintaining a Good Bank Reserve”
    • http://www.econlib.org/library/Bagehot/bagLom7.html (Print icon is located above the right end of the dark blue navigation bar.)
  • White, Lawrence, with William Lastrapes and George Selgin, “Has the Fed Been A Failure?” Journal of Macroeconomics, 2012. (Click here to download pdf.)
  • “The Troubling Suppression of Competition from Alternative Monies: The Case of the Liberty Dollar and E-gold” CATO Journal, Spring/Summer 2014, Vol. 34 No. 2.
Downloads:

White Lecture Slides (ppt download)

  • Audio file is not connected to the powerpoint lecture slides. Approximate slide advance time noted on lower right corner of each slide in red font.
White Handout (pdf download)

  • Print this file for reference when listening to lecture. 6 slides/pg. Approximate slide advance time printed in red on each slide.
(Lecture – 58 min.)
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Dr. James Dorn

CATO Institute

What Monetary Policy Can and Can’t Do

Readings:

Downloads:

Dorn Lecture Slides (ppt download)

  • Audio file is not connected to the powerpoint lecture slides. Approximate slide advance time noted on lower right corner of each slide in red font.
Dorn Handout (pdf download)

  • Print this file for reference when listening to lecture. 6 slides/pg. Approximate slide advance time printed in red on each slide.
(Lecture – 56 min.)

Conference Summary