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Workshop on Monetary and Financial History: Agenda

Monday, June 24

1:45 p.m.

Introductory remarks

2:00

Session 1

Even Keel and the Great InflationPDF icon (presentation) PDF icon
Owen Humpage, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Coauthor: Sanchita Mukherjee, University of California, Santa Cruz

3:30

Session 2

Corporate Governance, Rent Seeking, Portfolio Choice, and Failure Risk at Unprotected Banks: National Banks in the 1890sPDF icon (presentation) PDF icon
Mark Carlson, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Coauthor: Charles Calomiris, Columbia University

“Death of a Reserve Currency” (presentation) PPT icon
Stephen Quinn, Texas Christian University
Coauthor: William Roberds, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Tuesday, June 25 (at Emory University, Goizueta Business School, Boynton Auditorium)

9:00 a.m.

Session 3

Banking Panics, the ‘Derangement of Domestic Exchanges and the Origins of Central Banking in the United States, 1893 to 1914PDF icon
David Weiman, Barnard College, Columbia University
Coauthors: John James, University of Virginia, and Jamie McAndrews, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

10:30

Session 4

Liquidity Provision during the Crisis of 1914: Private and Public SourcesPDF icon (presentation) PDF icon
Ellis Tallman, Oberlin College
Coauthor: Margaret M. Jacobson, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Financing Capacity and Asset Liquidation Values: Evidence from Bank FailuresPDF icon
Raghuram Rajan, University of Chicago

12:30 p.m.

Lunch

2:00

Session 5

“Transforming the NYSE: Crisis and Expansion during the Great War and Its Aftermath”
Caroline Fohlin, Emory University

3:00

Featured presentation (Hightower lecture)

“Mutual Assistance between Federal Reserve Banks as Prolegomena to the TARGET2 Debate in Europe”
Barry Eichengreen, University of California, Berkeley

Reception to follow

Wednesday, June 26

9:00 a.m.

Session 6

“Market Preferences for Risk Distributions: Evidence from Lottery Loans” (presentation) PDF icon
François Velde, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

10:30

Session 7

“Foreign Currency Debt, Devaluation and Recovery in the Great Depression” (presentation) PDF icon
Christopher Meissner, University of California, Davis
Coauthor: Michael Bordo, Rutgers University

Shadowy Banks and the Interbank Amplifer During the Great DepressionPDF icon (presentation) PPT icon
Kris Mitchener, Santa Clara University
Coauthor: Gary Richardson, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

12:30 p.m.

Lunch

2:00

Session 8

Bloody Foreigners! Overseas Equity on the London Stock Exchange, 1870–1913PDF icon (presentation) PPT icon
Richard Grossman, Wesleyan University

“Some Issues in Early U.S. Monetary History” (presentation) PPT icon
Richard Sylla, New York University
Coauthor: Peter Rousseau, Vanderbilt University

4:30

Session 9

The Failures That Ignited America’s Financial Panics: A Clinical SurveyPDF icon (presentation) PPT icon
Hugh Rockoff, Rutgers University

5:30 p.m.

Reception and Dinner

Remarks by Michael Bordo, Rutgers University

Thursday, June 27

9:00 a.m.

Session 10

Contagion During the Initial Banking Panic of the Great Depression: November and December, 1930PDF icon (presentation) PDF icon
Gary Richardson, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Coauthors: Erik Heitfield, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and Shirley Wang, Cornell University

10:30

Session 11

Pulling up the Tarnished Anchor: The End of Silver as a Global Unit of AccountPDF icon (presentation) PDF icon
Ricardo Fernholz, Claremont McKenna College
Coauthors: Marc Weidenmier, Claremont McKenna College, and Kris Mitchener, Santa Clara University

Can Moral Hazard Be Avoided? The Banque de France and the Crisis of 1889PDF icon (presentation) PPT icon
Eugene White, Rutgers University

12:30 p.m.

Adjourn

 

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