Anna Schwartz
The Policy Influence
Journal of Financial Services Research
About This Event

Please join the Journal of Financial Services Research and American Enterprise Institute at a conference honoring Anna Schwartz. Over the past four decades, Dr. Schwartz has made countless major contributions to economic and financial policy. This conference will feature keynote addresses by Alan Greenspan, Martin Feldstein, and Allan Meltzer. In addition, a group of internationally known policymakers and academics will discuss Dr. Schwartz’s influence on economic and financial history, banking and monetary policy, and international economic and financial policy.

Registration Fee: $100

Friday, April 14, 2000

11:45 a.m.


Noon-1:30 p.m.



Christopher DeMuth, AEI


Alan Greenspan, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System


Robert Eisenbeis, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta


"History of the Journal of Financial Services Research"


Anna Schwartz's Influence on Economic and Financial History


Robert Eisenbeis, Federal Research Bank


"Sound Money and Sound Financial Policy"

Michael Bordo, Rutgers University

"Lessons from Financial Crises"

Randall S. Kroszner, University of Chicago
Discussants: Charles W. Calomiris, Columbia University, AEI
Forrest Capie, City University, London
3:45-4:00 Coffee Break
4:00-5:45 Banking Policy
Chair: Haluk Unal, University of Maryland
Papers: "Is Banking Regulation Necessary?"
George Benston, Emory University
"The Lender of Last Resort Reconsidered"
Geoffrey Wood, City University, London
Discussants: Franklin Edwards, Columbia University
George Kaufman, Loyola University Chicago
5:45-6:30 Reception
6:30 Dinner
Introduction: George Kaufman, Loyola University, Chicago
Speaker: Martin Feldstein, National Bureau of Economic Research and Harvard University
Saturday, April 15, 2000
8:30-10:15 a.m. Monetary Policy
Papers: "Monetary Policy"
Jerry Jordan, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
"Predicting the Market's Knowledge of Monetary Policy"
William Poole and Robert Rasche, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Discussant: Charles Goodhart, Bank of England
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-12:15 p.m. International Economic and Financial Policy
Chair: Anthony Santomero, University of Pennsylvania
Papers: "International Financial Architecture"
Edward Kane, Boston College
"The Rise and Fall of Foreign Exchange Market Intervention as a Policy Tool"
Anna Schwartz, National Bureau of Economic Research
Discussants: Richard J. Herring, University of Pennsylvania
James Lothian, Fordham University
12:30-2:15 Lunch
Introduction: Peter J. Wallison, AEI
Speaker: Allan H. Meltzer, Carnegie-Mellon University, AEI

"Anna Schwartz: Policy Wonk"



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Charles W.
  • Charles W. Calomiris is the Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions at Columbia Business School. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee and the Financial Economists Roundtable, and the coordinator of the Bank Performance and the Economy program at the Center for Financial Research at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Until 2007, he was the co-director of AEI's Financial Deregulation Project. His research at AEI spanned several areas, from banking and corporate finance to financial history and monetary economics. Calomiris also served on the 2000 International Financial Institution Advisory Commission. Known as the Meltzer Commission, this congressionally mandated group recommended specific reforms of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the regional development banks and the World Trade Organization to the U.S. government.
  • Phone: 2128548748


Allan H.
  • Allan H. Meltzer is the Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author of History of the Federal Reserve, Volume I: 1913-1951 (University of Chicago Press, 2002), a definitive research work on the Federal Reserve System. He has been a member of the President's Economic Policy Advisory Board, an acting member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, and a consultant to the U.S. Treasury Department and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. In 1999 and 2000, he served as the chairman of the International Financial Institution Advisory Commission, which was appointed by Congress to review the role of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and other institutions. The author of several books and numerous papers on economic theory and policy, Mr. Meltzer is also a founder of the Shadow Open Market Committee.
  • Phone: 4122682282


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