Asset Bubbles & Monetary Policy
What: Cato Institute 28th Annual Monetary Conference
Theme: Asset Bubbles and Monetary Policy
Date-Time: Thursday November 18, 2010 9:00 a.m. - 6:15 p.m. EST
Location: Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Event Overview: Asset Bubbles and Monetary Policy — will address a key issue underlying the 2008 financial crisis: Did the Federal Reserve contribute to the crisis by keeping interest rates too low for too long? Would a more restrictive monetary policy have prevented the asset price bubble in housing? Leading experts will consider the role of monetary policy in preventing financial instability and the function of asset prices in guiding policy.

Issues to be discussed at this year's monetary conference include:

Can/should the Fed prevent asset bubbles?
What are the limits of monetary policy and financial regulation?
What have we learned from the housing/credit bubble?
How would alternative monetary regimes — including a gold standard — deal with asset bubbles?

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