Alumni

U.S. Federal Reserve Policy: What it Means for Brazil and Emerging Markets

Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Brazil

May 25, 2011: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Professor Kroszner, Norman R Bobins Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and governor of the Federal Reserve System from 2006 to 2009 will share his perspective on the impact of U.S. Monetary policy on Brazil and emerging markets. Dr. Claudio Haddad, President of Insper, who earned his PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago will open the evening and Dr Marcelo Moura, Professor of Economics at Insper and also PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago will moderate the question and answer period to follow.

Where

Insper Campus
Auditorium Steffi and Max Perlman
R. Quatá, 300
São Paulo, Brazil

Driving Directions:Parking is available in the Insper garage located at Rua Uberabinha s/n. The garage is equiped to read Sem Parar tags.

Hélio Pelligrino west bound to Rua Baluarte (this is last intersection prior to Av. Santo Amaro). Make a right turn onto Rua Baluarte, go about 45 meters and take immediate right turn onto R. Helion Povoa. Travel about 140 meters to the end of the street. The garage entrance will be immediately in front, crossing R. Uberabinha.

Event Details

There will be a brief reception prior to the talk. Dr. Haddad will give opening remarks followed by Professor Krozner's talk. Dr. Moura will direct the question and answer period and the event will conclude with a cocktail and networking period. Members of the University of Chicago and Insper communities are invited and may bring guests. Prior registration of attendees is necessary, but there is no charge for the event.

Cost

No Charge

Registration

Register Online

Deadline: 5/25/2011

Program

7:00 PM-7:30 PM: Cocktail Reception

7:30 PM-8:30 PM: Presentation

8:30 PM-9:30 PM: Q+A and Networking

Speaker Profiles

Randall Kroszner (Speaker)
Professor, Chicago Booth

Randall S. Kroszner served as a Governor of the Federal Reserve System from March 2006 until January 2009. During his time as a member of the Federal Reserve Board, he chaired the committee on Supervision and Regulation of Banking Institutions and the committee on Consumer and Community Affairs. In these capacities, he took a leading role in developing responses to the financial crisis and in undertaking new initiatives to improve consumer protection and disclosure, including rules related to home mortgages and credit cards, and was director of NeighborWorks America. He represented the Federal Reserve Board on the Financial Stability Forum (now called the Financial Stability Board), the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, and the Central Bank Governors of the American Continent. Dr. Kroszner chaired the working party of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), composed of deputy central bank governors and finance ministers, on Policies for the Promotion of Better International Payments Equilibrium. As a member of the Fed Board, he was also a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee.
Before becoming a member of the Board, Dr. Kroszner was a professor of economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Dr. Kroszner was Director of the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State. He served as editor of the Journal of Law & Economics and has been associate editor of a number of other academic and policy journals. He was a member of the board of directors at the National Association for Business Economics. Dr. Kroszner also was a member of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee at the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the Department of Labor. He is currently a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and serves on the Committees on Economic Statistics and on Economic Education of the American Economics Association. He serves on the Advisory Board of GETCO.

Dr. Kroszner was a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) from 2001 to 2003. While at the CEA, he was heavily involved in formulating the policy response to corporate governance scandals as well as in advising on a wide range of domestic and international issues, including banking and financial regulation, government-sponsored enterprises, pension reform, terrorism risk insurance, tax reform, currency crisis management and sovereign debt restructuring in Latin America, the role of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), international trade, and economic development.

Dr. Kroszner has been a visiting scholar at the Securities and Exchange Commission, the IMF, the Stockholm School of Economics, the Stockholm University, the Free University of Berlin, Germany, the London School of Economics, and the American Enterprise Institute. He was the John M. Olin Visiting Fellow in Law and Economics at the University of Chicago Law School the Bertil Danielson Visiting Professor of Banking and Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics, and the SK Chaired Visiting Professor at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.

Dr. Kroszner’s research interests include regulation of financial institutions, international financial crises, the Great Depression, monetary economics, corporate governance, debt restructuring and bankruptcy, , and political economy. His paper on managerial stock ownership (with Clifford Holderness and Dennis Sheehan) won the Brattle Prize for best corporate finance paper in the Journal of Finance.

Dr. Kroszner received an Sc.B. (magna cum laude) in applied mathematics-economics (honors) from Brown University in 1984 and an M.A. (1987) and Ph.D. (1990), both in economics, from Harvard University.

Questions

Janet Ortega, '81 

Other Information

Dr. Claudio Haddad - UC PhD Eonomics 1973
Dr. Marcelo Moura - UC PhD Economics 2000

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