Mercatus Center Conference on Monetary Rules for a Post-Crisis World

It’s been almost three weeks since my last post, which I think is my longest dry spell since I started blogging a little over five years ago. Aside from taking it a little easy during this really hot summer in Washington DC, I have been working on the paper I am supposed to present tomorrow at the Mercatus Center Conference on Monetary Rules for a Post-Crisis World.

After Scott Sumner opens the conference with welcoming remarks at 9AM, I will be speaking in the first panel starting at 9:10 AM. My paper is entitled “Rules versus Discretion, Historically Contemplated.” I hope soon to write a post summarizing some of what I have to say and to post a link to a draft of the paper. The conference proceedings are to be published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Macroeconomics.

I’m especially pleased to be on the same panel as one of my all-time favorite economists, David Laidler. That’s almost enough to lift me out of my chronic depression about the November elections. Other speakers include, Mark Calabria, Robert Hetzel, David Papell, Scott Sumner, John Taylor, Perry Mehrling, Kevin Sheedy, Walker Todd, David Beckworth, Miles Kimball, and Peter Ireland. A stellar cast, indeed. You can watch a live stream here.

5 Responses to “Mercatus Center Conference on Monetary Rules for a Post-Crisis World”


  1. 1 Lars Christensen September 6, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    David, I am so sorry to miss this. It is all my big heroes and a lot of friends, but unfortunately I am (luckily) too busy in Europe to come to the States.

    I wish you all a great conference and I hope to be there next year for what I hope will become a good tradition for classical monetary thinkers.

  2. 2 David Glasner September 6, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks, Lars. It would have been a wonderful opportunity for us to meet finally.

  3. 3 Holly Crawford September 7, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Congratulations. And November, ugh.

  4. 4 Frank Restly September 7, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Any chance that the interplay between monetary and fiscal policy will be discussed – specifically, how well do monetary policy rules work without fiscal policy rules?

  5. 5 The Arthurian November 22, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Hi David. I seem to be spending all day on your blog.

    I’m wondering if you still plan to post a link to your paper. I read your summary post of 11 September and found it fascinating.


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About Me

David Glasner
Washington, DC

I am an economist in the Washington DC area. My research and writing has been mostly on monetary economics and policy and the history of economics. In my book Free Banking and Monetary Reform, I argued for a non-Monetarist non-Keynesian approach to monetary policy, based on a theory of a competitive supply of money. Over the years, I have become increasingly impressed by the similarities between my approach and that of R. G. Hawtrey and hope to bring Hawtrey's unduly neglected contributions to the attention of a wider audience.

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