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US Monetary Forum

Events and Forums

Throughout the academic year, the Initiative on Global Markets hosts forums, conferences, lectures, and other events to engage policymakers and international business leaders on major issues facing the global economy.


Adam Smith and the Chicago School of Economics

February 2023

In celebration of the 300th birthday of Adam Smith and 125 years of Chicago Booth, please join us for a conversation with Sam Peltzman, a faculty member at the university since 1973 and one of the senior statesmen of the Chicago School. We will discuss the history of the Chicago School of Economics with someone who was there through it all, reflect on commonalities between Adam Smith's thinking and the Chicago school, and common public misunderstandings of each. The conversation will be moderated by IGM Co-Director Eric Budish.

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Role of Economists

2023 US Monetary Policy Forum

February 2023

This annual conference brings together policymakers, leading scholars, and market economists to discuss US monetary policy. In advance of each event, members of the forum’s panel of scholars produce a report on a different critical issue confronting the Federal Open Market Committee. The conference then focuses on that topic.

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MAY 23, 2008
Political Economy in the Chicago Area

MAY 9–10, 2008
The Journal of Accounting Research Conference

FEBRUARY 29, 2008
2008 US Monetary Policy Forum

FEBRUARY 14, 2008
Global Business and Politics (London)

NOVEMBER 9–10, 2007
The Emergence of Social Organization: What Are We Missing?