Thank you to everyone who attended and participated at the Clausen Center’s 2019 Conference on Global Economic Issues. We are grateful for your support and collaboration.

Opening Remarks

Opening remarks were delivered by Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas (Director, Clausen Center, University of California, Berkeley) and Kim Voss (Acting Dean, Division of Social Sciences, University of California, Berkeley).


Session 1 – Rising Challenges for Emerging Markets

 Session 1 was chaired by Carlos Carvalho (Former Deputy Governor, Economic Policy, Central Bank of Brazil) and featured the following panelists:

  • 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.

Session 2 – China 

Session 2 was chaired by Galina Hale (Research Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco) and featured the following panelists:

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Session 3 – Macro Implications of Structural Change in the Labor Market

Session 3 was chaired by Andres Rodriguez-Clare (University of California, Berkeley) and featured the following panelists:

  • Emi Nakamura, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
  • Mary Daly, President, Federal Reserve Bank, San Francisco
  • Jed Kolko, Chief Economist, Indeed

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For more details about Mary Daly’s presentation and remarks, see the recent Reuters article here.

Egon & Joan von Kaschnitz Lecture

Gita Gopinath delivering the Keynote Lecture. Photo Credit: Matt Wong.

The Keynote lecture, titled “A Case for an Intergrated Policy Framework,” was delivered by Gita Gopinath (Economic Counsellor and Director of Research, International Monetary Fund).

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Photo Credit: Matthew L. Wong


After the Sessions and Keynote Lecture, participants enjoyed food and drinks over conversation during the Conference reception.