24th Annual Financial Markets Conference - Mapping the Financial Frontier: What Does the Next Decade Hold? Papers, Presentations, and Audio and Video Recordings - May 19–21, 2019
Papers, Presentations, and Audio and Video Recordings
Simon Johnson, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Some have promoted blockchain technology as a new type of database that will eliminate the need for banks and other trusted third parties. What is blockchain technology? What are its advantages and limitations? How is it being used in practice?
Presenter: David Yermack, Professor of Finance and Business Transformation, New York University Stern School of Business [Paper | Presentation ]
Discussant: Martin Walker, Director of Banking and Finance, Center for Evidence-Based Management [Presentation ]
Discussant: Keith Pritchard, Director, JDX Consulting
Moderator: Warren Weber, Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Presenter: Eric Budish, Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business [Presentation ]
Discussant: David Andolfatto, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis [Presentation ]
Moderator: Larry Wall, Executive Director, Center for Financial Innovation and Stability, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Advances in our ability to obtain and analyze data are facilitating better decision making in a variety of areas but also reducing individuals' privacy. What are the tradeoffs associated with alternative allocations of property rights over these data?
Panelist/presenter: Alessandro Acquisti, Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy, Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University [Paper | Presentation ]
Panelist: Tara Sinclair, Senior Fellow, Indeed [Presentation ]
Panelist: James Stoker, Director, Analytics Innovation, SunTrust [Presentation ]
Moderator: Douglas J. Elliott, Partner, Finance & Risk/Public Policy Practice, Oliver Wyman [Paper ]
Presenter: Christopher Tonetti, Associate Professor of Economics, Stanford University Graduate School of Business [Presentation ]
Discussant: John Abowd, Chief Scientist and Associate Director for Research and Methodology, U.S. Census Bureau [Presentation ]
Moderator: Sudheer Chava, Professor of Finance, Georgia Institute of Technology Scheller College of Business
Business Debt and Our Dynamic Financial System
Jerome Powell, Chairman, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
For the last decade, the Fed has relied on large-scale asset purchases (such as QE) and interest on reserves to provide the appropriate level of monetary accommodation. As the need for that accommodation is relaxed, how will policy be implemented, and what does that implementation mean for markets?
Panelist: Charles Evans, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Panelist: Ethan Harris, Managing Director and Head of North America Economics, BofA Merrill Lynch
Panelist: Kevin Warsh, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Stanford University's Hoover Institution
Moderator: Julia Coronado, President and Founder, MacroPolicy Perspectives
Donald Layton, Chief Executive Officer, Freddie Mac
Moderator: Raphael Bostic
The housing finance system has continued to evolve since the crisis, even with the government-sponsored enterprises in conservatorship. What are the more important changes, and how will they affect the future of housing finance?
Panelist: Michael Bright, President and Chief Executive Officer, Structured Finance Industry Group Inc.
Panelist: Andrew Davidson, President, Andrew Davidson & Co. [Presentation ]
Panelist: Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody's Analytics [Presentation ]
Moderator: W. Scott Frame, Financial Economist and Senior Adviser, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta [Presentation ]