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Bush Institute to Host Former Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke for Conference on Monetary Policy

May 8, 2014

DALLAS, Texas

On May 19, 2014, the George W. Bush Institute will host Monetary Policy and the Economy: A Conference Examining Central Banking’s Impact on Prosperity. The conference will feature a moderated discussion with former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.  In addition, panels with the leading voices in monetary policy, including Federal Reserve Bank Presidents Richard Fisher and John Williams, will examine how America’s monetary authority can be more effective, the role that the Federal Reserve has on the Texas economy specifically, and how we can outline a path forward for stronger economic growth.

Members of the media interested in attending the event should register for credentials here by May 14, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. CDT. Further information, including press check in and security sweep times, will be sent on May 15th. 

What:     Monetary Policy and the Economy: A Conference Examining Central Banking’s Impact on Prosperity

Where:   The George W. Bush Presidential Center Auditorium

Run of Show:

8:55 a.m.      Welcome Remarks by Margaret Spellings, President, George W. Bush Presidential Center                        

                     Panel I:  How Monetary Policy Impact Growth

                     Moderator:        Al Hubbard, Chairman, E&A Industries, Inc.

                     Panelists:          Kevin Warsh, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution                                                                                               

                                              Agustín Carstens, Governor of Banco de México                                                                               

                                              Mark Okada, Co-Founder, Chief Investment Officer, Highland Capital Management

                     Panel II:  The Future of the Federal Reserve

                     Moderator:        Al Hubbard, Chairman, E&A Industries, Inc.

                     Panelists:          Kevin Brady, U.S. House of Representatives, Texas Congressional District 8

                                              Stephen Friedman, Retired Chairman of  Goldman Sachs & Co. and current Chairman of Stone Point Capital, LLC

                                              George Selgin, Professor of Economics, The University of Georgia

                     Moderated Discussion:  The Role of the Federal Reserve

                     Moderator:         Maria Bartiromo

                     Panelists:             Richard W. Fisher, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

                                                 John Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

                     Remarks by President George W. Bush

                     Conversation with Ben S. Bernanke, Former Chairman of the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System Distinguished Fellow in Residence, Brooking                  Institution

                     Moderator:        Joshua Bolten, Managing Director, Rock Creek Global Advisors