2018 US Monetary Policy Forum

February 23, 2018 – 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 this year’s report, A Skeptical View of the Impact of the Fed's Balance Sheet, presented by James Hamilton (UC San Diego), Kenneth West (University of Wisconsin), David Greenlaw (Morgan Stanley), and Ethan Harris (BofA Merrill Lynch).

The report was discussed by the following:

The conference keynote speech was given by Paul Krugman.

The conference concluded with a panel discussion on the objectives of monetary policy that included:

The panel was moderated by Esther George, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. The full participant list is available here.