2017 US Monetary Policy Forum

March 3, 2017 – New York

This annual conference brings together academics, market economists, and policy makers. The conference is sponsored by the Initiative on Global Markets at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


The conference began with the 2017 report titled "Deflating Inflation Expectations: The Implications of Inflation's Simple Dynamics," by Stephen Cecchetti (Brandeis), Michael Feroli (J. P. Morgan), Peter Hooper (Deutsche Bank), Anil Kashyap (University of Chicago), and Kim Schoenholtz (NYU Stern).

The report was discussed by the following:

The conference keynote speech on "Monetary Policy: By Rule, By Committee, or By Both?," was given by Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

The conference continued with a panel on the lessons from countries’ experiences with negative interest rates and included:

  • Hiroshi Nakaso, Deputy Governor, Bank of Japan
  • Carmen M. Reinhart, Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System, Harvard University
  • Hyun Song Shin, Economic Adviser and Head of Research, Bank for International Settlements (View speech)

The panel was moderated by Robert S. Kaplan, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

The full participant list is available here.