UC Berkeley’s Clausen Center for International Business and Policy will hold its 3rd biennial Conference on Global Economic Issues on Saturday, November 16, 2019.

As in previous years, this invitation-only event will host prominent economists, policymakers, and industry participants. Some of our confirmed participants include Mary Daly, President, SF Federal Reserve; Calvin Ho, Senior Vice President and Director of Research for Templeton Global Macro; Jed Kolko, Chief Economist at Indeed; and Emi Nakamura, Andres Rodriguez-Clare, and Maurice Obstfeld all from University of California, Berkeley.

This year we welcome Dr. Gita Gopinath, IMF Economic Counsellor and Director of Research to give the keynote address.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be a lively and stimulating event.

>> Click here to view Clausen Conference 2019 Participant List


9:00am-9:30am Registration & Breakfast
9:30am-9:45am Opening Remarks
Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Director, Clausen Center, University of California, Berkeley
Kim Voss, Acting Dean, Division of Social Sciences, University of California, Berkeley
9:45am-11:00am Session 1 – Rising Challenges for Emerging Markets
Chair: Carlos Carvalho, Former Deputy Governor, Economic Policy, Central Bank of Brazil
Alan Taylor, Professor, University of California, Davis
Veronica Rappoport, Vice President, Central Bank of Argentina
Calvin Ho, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Templeton Global Macro
>> Click here for Session 1 Slides
11:00am-11:15am Break
11:15am-12:30pm Session 2 – China 
Chair: Galina Hale, Research Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Chang-Tai Hsieh, Professor, University of Chicago
Maurice Obstfeld, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Jeff Shen, Managing Director, BlackRock
>> Click here for Session 2 Slides
12:30pm-2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm-3:15pm Session 3 – Macro Implications of Structural Change in the Labor Market
Chair: Andres Rodriguez-Clare, University of California, Berkeley
Emi Nakamura, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Mary Daly, President, Federal Reserve Bank, San Francisco
Jed Kolko, Chief Economist, Indeed
>> Click here for Session 3 Slides
3:15pm-3:45pm Break
3:45pm-4:45pm Egon & Joan von Kaschnitz Lecture
Keynote: Gita Gopinath, Economic Counsellor and Director of Research, International Monetary Fund
A Case for an Intergrated Policy Framework
4:45pm-5:00pm Closing remarks
5:00pm-6:00pm Reception


All sessions and conference reception will be held at:

David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704




Parking and Transportation

Parking Passes for participants can be reserved in advance. Contact to request a permit.

Visitor Parking Map

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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 attendees register by October 16, 2019.

Hotel confirmations will be sent out by November 1, 2019.

For guests staying at the SF Hyatt, transportation to and from conference venue will be provided.

NOTE: Berkeley lodging also available upon request.





For questions or comments please contact:

Clausen Event Staff,
Event Planner

Director, Clausen Center for International Business and Policy