Conference on Global Economic Issues 2017 | Clausen Center

Conference on Global Economic Issues 2017

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UC Berkeley's Clausen Center for International Business and Policy will hold its biennial Conference on Global Economic Issues on Saturday, November 18, 2017.

Confirmed speakers include Ilan Goldfajn, President of the Banco Central do Brazil who will give the Egon and Joan von Kaschnitz keynote lecture, John Williams, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Minister of the Economy, Mexico, as well as Andres Rodriguez-Clare and Gabriel Zucman, from UC Berkeley.  

This invitation-only event will examine the challenges faced by emerging countries, especially Latin America, the future of globalization for emerging and advanced economies, the policy challenges posed by rising income and wealth inequality and its causes, and the challenges to the conduct of monetary policy in a world of low natural real interest rates.

The conference will host prominent economists, policymakers, and industry participants for what promises to be a lively and stimulating event.


WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO REGISTER BY OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30, 2017. 


Program

9:00am – 9:30am Registration & Breakfast
9:30am – 9:45am

Opening Remarks

Dean Rich Lyons, UC Berkeley
Dean Carla Hesse, UC Berkeley
Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Clausen Director

9:45am – 11:00am

Session 1: The Future of Globalization 

Moderator: Andrew Rose, UC Berkeley

Panel:
Andres Rodriguez-Clare, UC Berkeley
Ildefonso Guajardo, Mexico's Minister of the Economy
Isabelle Mateos y Lago, Global Macro Strategist, BlackRock

11:00am – 11:15am Break
11:15am – 12:30pm

Session 2: Income inequality 

Moderator: Lillian Cheung, Executive Director, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Panel:
Gabriel Zucman, UC Berkeley
Robert Koopman, Chief Economist, WTO
Christian Broda, Managing Director, Duquesne Capital Management

12:30pm – 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm – 3:30pm

Session 3: Low Interest Rates

Moderator: Barry Eichengreen, UC Berkeley

Panel:
Yuriy Gorodnichenko, UC Berkeley
John Williams, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Laurence Boone, Chief Economist, AXA
David Mericle, Senior US Economist, Goldman Sachs

3:30pm – 3:45pm Break
3:45pm – 5:00pm

Egon & Joan von Kaschnitz Lecture 

Keynote:
Ilan Goldfajn, Governor of the Banco Central do Brasil

with comments by
Carmen Reinhart
Professor of Economics at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government

 

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Venue

All sessions and reception will be held at:
David Brower CenterBerkeley

2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 

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Parking and Transportation

Parking

Parking Passes for participants can be reserved in advance. Contact econevents@berkeley.edu to request a permit. 

Visitor Parking Map
 

Transportation

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, 2017. 

Conference transportation is provided from the Hyatt Regency Hotel to UC Berkeley, David Brower Center on Saturday November 18.  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 econevents@berkeley.edu with any inquiries.

NOTE: Berkeley lodging also available upon request.

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Contact

For questions or comments please contact:

Clausen Event Staff, econevents@berkeley.edu
Event Planner

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchaspog@berkeley.edu
Conference Host

 

 

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