Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Center for Financial and Policy Studies

Upcoming Event

Public Policy and Financial Economics:

A Conference in Honor of Professor George G. Kaufman For His Lifelong Contributions and Forthcoming Retirement

November 17 and 18, 2016

Internationally recognized economists—who have worked with Professor George Kaufman during his years of scholarly research—will discuss developments in financial economics over the past 50 years and the implications for public policy. View the speakers and agenda →

Sponsored by the Center for Financial and Policy Studies at Loyola's Quinlan School of Business and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Date and Time
Thursday, November 17, 2016
1:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Friday, November 18, 2016
7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location Quinlan School of Business, 16 E. Pearson, Chicago
Schreiber Center, Wintrust Hall, Floor 9
Parking and directions →
Questions Jenny Fernandes at 312.915.6119 or jfernandes1@LUC.edu
Conference Organizers Douglas D. Evanoff
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Professor George Kaufman
Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago

Professor Tassos Malliaris
Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago


All attendees must register. There is no registration fee, but capacity is limited. Registrants will be accepted on a first-received basis. Registered attendees are welcome to come and go during the conference.

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Thursday, November 17

1:30–1:45 p.m. Registration
1:45–2:15 p.m. Introductory Remarks
  • Kevin Stevens, Dean, Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago
  • Charles L. Evans, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
2:15–4:15 p.m. Papers: Overview
Moderator: Gregory F. Udell, Indiana University

  • Charles Goodhart, London School of Economics
    The Past 50 Years
  • Edward Kane, Boston College
    Financial Safety Nets: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • Charles Calomiris, Columbia University
    Old-Fashioned Banking and the Brave New World
  • Richard Herring, University of Pennsylvania
    Shadowing Capital Regulation: 1986-2015
4:15–4:30 p.m. Break and refreshments
4:30–6:00 p.m. Papers: Financial Regulation
Moderator: David Marshall, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

  • Robert Eisenbeis, Cumberland Advisors
    The Fed and Structural Reforms to Reduce Interconnectedness and Promote Financial Stability
  • Robert Bliss, Wake Forest University
    Franklin Edwards, Columbia University
    Resolving Insolvent Financial Institutions
  • Randall Kroszner, University of Chicago
    Financial Public Policy
6:00–6:45 p.m. Reception and refreshments

Friday, November 18

7:45–8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30–10:00 a.m. Papers: Public Policy Issues
Moderator: Curt Hunter, University of Iowa

  • Allan Meltzer, Carnegie Mellon University
    Monetary Policy from Quantitative Easing to Negative Interest Rates
  • Richard Rosen, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
    Defining, Measuring, and Monitoring Interest Rate and Systemic Risk at Insurance Companies
  • Douglas D. Evanoff, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
    Tassos Malliaris, Loyola University Chicago
    Bubbles and Public Policy
10:00–10:15 a.m. Break with light refreshments
10:15–11:45 p.m. Papers: Other Financial Markets Issues
Moderator: Robert Chirinko, University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Chester Spatt, Carnegie Mellon University
    Securities Market Structure and Liquidity
  • Peter Wallison, American Enterprise Institute
    Housing and Mortgages
  • Robert Litan, Korein Tillery
    Principal-Agent Problems in Private and Public Financial Sectors
11:45–12:15 p.m. General Discussion
12:15–1:00 p.m. Light Lunch and Closing Remarks
  • Harvey Rosenblum, Southern Methodist University
  • Tassos Malliaris, Loyola University Chicago
  • Douglas Evanoff, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • George Kaufman, Loyola University Chicago and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

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For speakers and attendees needing hotel rooms, special rates are available at the nearby Talbott Hotel, 20 E. Delaware St., Chicago, Illinois.

Call the hotel directly at (800) 825-2688 and identify yourself as a member of the Loyola Financial Economists Group. Hotel reservations must by made by November 1 to receive the special rate.