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Clausen Center Conference on Global Economic Issues

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UC Berkeley's Clausen Center for International Business and Policy will hold its inaugural Conference on Global Economic Issues on Saturday, November 21, 2015. Participants include Benoit Coeuré, member of the Executive Board of the ECB; John Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; Maury Obstfeld, IMF Economic Counsellor and Director of Research; Joachim Fels, Pimco; Hélène Rey, Professor at the London Business School; Michael Melvin, Managing Director at BlackRock Inc.; as well as Barry Eichengreen, Christina Romer, David Romer, and Annette Vissing-Jorgensen, all from UC Berkeley.

This event will examine developments in U.S. Monetary Policy and its global impact; the (un)changing nature of financial crises and their aftermath; and the evolution of the International Financial System with the prospects for RMB internationalization and the influence of the global financial cycle.  

TO REGISTER

If you are a student PLEASE VISIT https://clausen-student.eventbrite.com
Otherwise visit: http://clausenconference.eventbrite.com

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS NOVEMBER 15, 2015. 


Program

9:00am – 9:45am Registration & Breakfast
9:45am – 10:00am

Opening Remarks
Dean Rich Lyons, Dean Carla Hesse and Clausen Director Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas

10:00am – 11:15am

Session 1: US Monetary Policy Developments and Their Global Impact
Moderator: Yuriy Gorodnichenko (Clausen Center, UC Berkeley)

Contributors:
Annette Vissing-Jorgensen (Clausen Center, UC Berkeley)
"Stock Returns over the FOMC Cycle"
John Williams (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, President)
"Measuring the Natural Rate of Interest Redux"
Michael Melvin (BlackRock)

11:15am – 11:30am Break
11:30am – 12:30pm

Egon & Joan von Kaschnitz Lecture
Benoît Coeuré (Executive Board of the European Central Bank)

"Paradigm lost: Rethinking international adjustments"

12:45pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm – 3:15pm

Session 2: The (Un)Changing Nature of Financial Crises and Their Aftermath
Moderator: Linda Tesar (University of Michigan)

Contributors:
Christina Romer (Clausen Center, UC Berkeley)
David Romer (Clausen Center, UC Berkeley)
"New Evidence on the Impact of Financial Crises in Advanced Countries"
Maurice Obstfeld (IMF & Clausen Center, UC Berkeley)
Joachim Fels (PIMCO)

3:15pm – 3:45pm Break
3:45pm – 5:00pm

Session 3: The Evolution of the International Financial System
Moderator: Andrew Rose (Clausen Center, UC Berkeley)

Contributors:
Barry Eichengreen (Clausen Center, UC Berkeley)
"Cables, Sharks and Servers: On the Geography of the Foreign Exchange Market"
Hélène Rey (London Business School)
"World Asset Markets and the Global Financial Market"
Woon Gyu Choi (Deputy Governor, Bank of Korea)

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Venue

Banatao Auditorium, University of California, Berkeley

310 Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley

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Parking and Transportation

Parking

Public Parking is available at Lower Hearst Stucture. Please click below on the visitor parking map for additional information.  

Parking Passes for participants can be reserved in advance. Contact Sang Oum at soum@berkeley.edu to request a permit. 

Visitor Parking Map
 

Transportation

Conference transportation is provided from the Hyatt Regency Hotel to UC Berkeley, Banatao Auditorium on Saturday November 21.  Boarding begins at 8:15am.  Please note; the bus departs from the Market Street side of the hotel (the other side of the main lobby entrance) at 8:30am.  

For those attending the post-conference reception cruise, transportation is also provided from the conference venue to the Berkeley Marina. 

For additional transportation options, please visit Bart.gov or 511.org

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Accommodation

Hyatt Regency, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco

Accommodation will be provided for out-of-town attendees. Please indicate if lodging is desired when completing your registration form and a reservation will be made on your behalf. We strongly recommend that all attendees register by September 30, 2015. 

Conference transportation is provided from the Hyatt Regency Hotel to UC Berkeley, Banatao Auditorium on Saturday November 21.  Boarding begins at 8:15am.  Please note; the bus departs from the Market Street side of the hotel (the other side of the main lobby entrance) at 8:30am. Contact conference planner, Thembi Anne Jackson, thembianne@berkeley.edu with any inquiries.

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Reception

Reception Cruise 

Transportation will be provided from conference venue to Berkeley Marina.  Boarding begins at 5:15pm.  Bus departs from Hearst Ave. and Le Roy Ave. at 5:30pm.  Please contact conference planner, Thembi Anne Jackson, thembianne@berkeley.edu with any inquiries.

Hornblower boat charter begins boarding at 5:45pm and departs at 6:00pm from Doubletree Hotel Marina, 200 Marina Blvd., Berkeley.  Please note: The boat charter is only one-way and disembarks at Pier 3 at the SF Ferry Building at 7:45pm.

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Dining

Slanted Door, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco

Invitation-only post-conference dinner will be held Saturday evening. Please RSVP directly with conference planner, Thembi Anne Jackson, thembianne@berkeley.edu.  

A shuttle will be provided to the Berkeley Marina and UC Berkeley following dinner.

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Contact

For questions or comments please contact:

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchaspog@berkeley.edu
Conference Host

Thembi Anne Jackson, thembianne@berkeley.edu
Senior Conference Planner

Sang H. Oum, soum@berkeley.edu
Conference Planner

 

 

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