What Should We Really Expect from Macroeconomic Policy? - November 3, 2011

Can macroeconomic research lead us out of the economic doldrums? Policymakers, academics, and business leaders will gather at Emory University on Nov. 3 to discuss the relationship between macroeconomic research and policy and the recent financial crisis, oil prices and macroeconomics, practical considerations in developing policies, and more.

The event features a keynote address by Princeton University Professor of Economics and Public Affairs Alan Blinder, who is widely recognized for his research on free trade and fiscal and financial policy. Blinder has authored or coauthored 17 books, including the textbook Economics: Principles and Policy, and is a regular columnist for the Wall Street Journal. He served on former President Bill Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers and was vice chair of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System from 1994 to 1996. Blinder holds a doctorate in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Conference Location
Thursday, Nov. 3
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Goizueta Business School
Boynton Auditorium, Room E130

The Halle Institute for Global Learning
The Department of Economics at Emory University
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Center for Quantitative Economic Research

Conference Organizers
Tao Zha, Director of the Center for Quantitative Economic Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Sheila Tschinkel, Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, Emory University