Financial History Conference

Thursday, October 24, 1985
8:30 a.m. Coffee and rolls
9:10 a.m. Welcoming remarks
Morning Session
Moderator: Arthur J. Rolnick, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
9:15 a.m. Robert Townsend, University of Chicago
Economic Organization with Limited Communication
  Discussant: Ramon Marimon, Minnesota
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m.



Gail Makinen, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
Some Neglected Monetary Aspects of the Poincare Stabilization of 1926
  Discussant: John Taylor, Stanford
12:00 p.m. Lunch
   
Afternoon Session
Moderator: Bruce Smith, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and Carnegie-Mellon University
1:45 p.m. Christina Romer, Princeton University
Spurious Volatility in Historical Unemployment Data
  Discussants: Edward Prescott, Minnesota, and Christopher Sims, Minnesota
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Arthur J. Rolnick and Warren Weber, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Explaining the Demand for Free Bank Notes
  Discussant: Richard Sylla, North Carolina State
5:00 p.m. Cocktail party
6:30 p.m. Dinner
 
Friday, October 25, 1985
8:30 a.m. Coffee and rolls
Morning Session
Moderator: Warren Weber, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
9:15 a.m. Thomas Sargent, University of Minnesota
“Monetary and Fiscal Policy During Three Revolutions”
  Discussant: Robert Lucas, Chicago
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Charles Calomiris, Northwestern University
Understanding Greenback Inflation and Deflation: An Asset-Pricing Approach
  Discussants: Bruce Smith, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and Carnegie-Mellon University, and George McCandless, Dartmouth
12:00 p.m. Lunch
 
Afternoon Session
Moderator: Preston Miller, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
1:15 p.m. Peter Garber, Brown University
Nominal Contracts in a Bimetallic Standard
  Discussants: Neil Wallace, Minnesota, and Tony Kuprianov, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Angela Redish, University of British Columbia
Currency Depreciation in Early Modern England and France
  Discussant: John McCusker, Maryland

 

 
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