Sound Money Project Annual Meeting

Host: William J. Luther, Director of AIER’s Sound Money Project

Date: July 26th – 29th 2018

Location: American Institute for Economic Research, 250 Division Street, Great Barrington, MA

Registration fee: $250 

The Sound Money Project Annual Meeting brings together prominent and emerging scholars to discuss cutting-edge ideas in monetary economics and macroeconomics. Our goal is to help develop these ideas into publishable papers while creating an environment that fosters new research collaborations. To this end, participants will present and discuss unpublished manuscripts in a series of workshops.

This year’s keynote address will be delivered by George Selgin, the director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives. Selgin will discuss his forthcoming book, FLOORED!: How a Misguided Fed Experiment Deepened and Prolonged the Great Recession.

Selected attendees will stay at the mansion of the American Institute for Economic Research in Great Barrington, MA  for the duration of the colloquium. AIER will also arrange transportation to and from the Albany Airport.

We will circulate all of the papers being presented one month prior to the event. Attendees are expected to read all of the works in advance of the annual meeting in order to make substantive suggestions for the presenting authors.

For more information and for any questions, email <conferences[at]aier[dot]org>.

SCHEDULE

Thursday
July 26, 2018

Afternoon

Arrivals
Shuttles from Albany Airport and Hudson, NY Train Station

5pm

Reception and Welcoming Remarks

6pm

Dinner and Social

Friday
July 27, 2018

8am

Breakfast

9am

Workshop 1

“Bank Lending and Interest on Excess Reserves”
Thomas Hogan, Rice University

10:15am

Coffee Break

10:45am

Workshop 2

“The Missing Monetary Transmission Mechanism”
Judge Glock, West Virginia University

12pm

Lunch

2:45pm

Workshop 3

“Free Banking, Nominal GDP Targeting, and the Efficiency of Money Allocation”
Joshua Hendrickson, University of Mississippi

4pm

Refreshments

4:30pm

Keynote Address

Floored! How a Misguided Fed Experiment Deepened and Prolonged the Great Recession
George Selgin, Cato Institute

6pm

Dinner and Social

Saturday
July 28, 2018

8am

Breakfast

9am

Workshop 4

“The Evolution of Hayek's Thought on Gold and Monetary Standards”
James Caton, North Dakota State University

10:15am

Coffee Break

10:45am

Workshop 5

“Cash, Crime, and Cryptocurrencies”
William J. Luther, Kenyon College

12pm

Lunch

2:45pm

Workshop 6

“Open Roads in Macroeconomics”
Nicolas Cachanosky, Metropolitan State University of Denver

4pm

Refreshments

4:30PM

Workshop 7

TBA

6pm

Dinner and Social

Sunday
July 29, 2018

Morning

Departures
Shuttles to Albany Airport and Hudson, NY Train Station