Bretton Woods Program

Crisis and Renewal: International Political Economy at the Crossroads

INET's Bretton Woods Conference 2011


Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Monday

 Friday, April 8 Location 
2:00PM Registration   
Great Hall Lobby 
4:00 - 4:15 PM Welcome and Opening Remarks  


Robert A. Johnson - Executive Director, Institute for New Economic Thinking

4:15-6:00 PM Session 1   


The Emerging Economic and Political Order: What Lies Ahead? 

Moderator: Anatole Kaletsky - Associate Editor, The Times

Jean-Paul Fitoussi - Professor of Economics,  Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.
Harold James - Professor of History, Princeton University
Kenneth Rogoff - Professor of Economics, Harvard University
George Soros - Chairman, Soros Fund Management and the Open Society Foundations

Papers, presentations, and videos

6:30 - 7:30 PM Welcome Reception   
7:30 - 9:30 PM Dinner  


Bretton Woods Historical Review: James Boughton - International Monetary Fund - Historian

Keynote: Summers and Wolf

Introduction of Keynote Speaker:  Robert A. Johnson - Executive Director, Institute for New Economic Thinking

A conversation on New Economic Thinking with Martin Wolf - Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times and Keynote Address by Larry Summers - Former Director of the White House National Economic Council

Presentations and Videos:

Saturday, April 9
7:00 - 8:00 AM Breakfast  



8:00 - 9:30 AM Session 2  


What Can We learn from the Past in Designing the Future?

Moderator: Alan Murray - Deputy Managing Editor and Executive Editor, Wall Street Journal

Paul Davidson - Co-Founder,  Journal of Post Keynesian Economics.
Barry Eichengreen - Professor of Economics and Political Science , University of California Berkeley
Robert Skidelsky - Emeritus Professor of Political Economy, The University of Warwick.
Leanne Ussher - Assistant Professor of Economics, The City University of New York

Papers, presentations, and videos 

9:30 - 9:45 AM Break  



9:50AM - 11:55 PM Session 3  


Getting Back on Track: Macroeconomic Management After a Financial Crisis

Moderator: Paul Jenkins - Distinguished Fellow , Centre for International Governance Innovation

Duncan Foley - New School for Social Research.
Richard Koo - Chief Economist, Nomura Research Institute
Mario Seccareccia- Professor of Economics, University of Ottawa.
Alan Taylor - Professor of Economics, University of California and Morgan Stanley.

Carmen Reinhart - Dennis Weatherstone Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
John Smithin - Professor of Economics, York University

Papers, presentations, and videos 

12:00 - 2:00 PM Lunch  


Keynote: Gordon Brown
Introduction of Keynote Speaker and Moderator: Robert Skidelsky - Emeritus Professor of Political Economy, The University of Warwick

Keynote Speaker: Gordon Brown - Former British Prime Minister, United Kingdom

Presentations and Videos: 

2:00 - 3:50 PM Session 4  


Sovereignty and Institutional Design in the Global Age: The Global Market and the Nation States

ModeratorJohn Cassidy - The New Yorker

Ian Goldin - Director of the James Martin 21st Century School - Oxford University
Andy Haldane - Executive Director, Financial Stability,  Bank of England
Marleen Janssen Groesbeek - Policy Officer Sustainability, and Corporate Social Responsibility, Eumedion.
Dalia Marin - Professor of International Economics, University of Munich

Jomo Kwame Sundaram  - Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)
Barry Lynn - Director, Markets, Enterprise, and Resiliency Initiative, New America Foundation

Presentations and Videos: 

3:50 - 4:00 PM Break  



4:05 - 6:05 PM Session 5  


Can Sovereignty and Effective International Supervision be Reconciled? The Challenge of Large Complex Financial Institutions

Moderator: Henry Kaufman - President, Henry Kaufman and Company

Erik Berglöf - Chief Economist and Special Adviser, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development
Claudio Borio - Deputy Head of Monetary and Economic Department, Bank for International Settlements
Garry Schinasi - Visiting Fellow, Bruegel, Brussels
Andrew Sheng - Chief Adviser, China Banking Regulatory Commission

Anat Admati - Professor of Finance and Economics, Stanford University
Simon Johnson - Professor of Entrepreneurship Global Economics and Management, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Presentations and Videos: 

6:05 - 6:15 PM Break  



6:15 - 7:35 PM    


Report of the Economics Curriculum Committee Task Force

Perry Mehrling - Professor, Barnard College, Columbia University
Robert Skidelsky - Emeritus Professor of Political Economy, Warwick University

Members of the Task Force

Richard Bronk, London School of Economics John Kay, Financial Times
Ha-Joon Chang, University of Cambridge Felix Martin, Thames River Capital
Barbara Craig, Oberlin College Daniel Neilson, Bard College, Simon's Rock
Brad DeLong, University of California Steve Ziliak, Roosevelt University 
Kevin Hoover, Duke University Christian WesterLind Wigstrom, Merton College
Joyce Jacobsen, Wesleyan University


Presentations and Videos: 

7:30 - 8:30 PM Reception  



8:30 - 10:30 PM Dinner  


Keynote: Adair Turner

Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Robert A. Johnson
Keynote Speaker: Adair Turner – Chairman, Financial Services Authority

Presentations and Videos:


 Sunday,  April 10
7:00 - 8:00 AM Breakfast The Dining Room


Exploring Complexity in Economic Theory

ModeratorEric Beinhocker - Senior Fellow, McKinsey and Company

Brian Arthur - External Professor, Santa Fe Institute
Ian Goldin - Director of James Martin 21st Century School, Oxford University
Thomas Homer Dixon - Director, Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation, University of Waterloo

Student Breakfast with Robert Johnson  (Sun Dining Room)
(Invited Students Only)

Presentations and Videos:

8:15 - 10:10 AM Session 6  


The Political Economy of Structural Adjustment: Understanding the Obstacles to Cooperation

Moderator: Richard McGregor - Deputy News Editor, Financial Times

Marcello De Cecco - Professor of Monetary and Financial History, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa.
Thomas Ferguson - Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts.
Louis Kuijs - Senior Economist, World Bank (Beijing)
Victor Shih - Assistant Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University.

Orville Schell -  Director, Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society, 
Martin Wolf - Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times*

Presentations and Videos:

10:10 - 10:25 AM Break  



10:25 AM- 12:00 PM Session 7  


The Market or the State? Can market Forces Deliver Innovation, Education, and Infrastructure?

Moderator:  Roman Frydman – Professor of Economics, New York University

Phillipe Aghion - Professor Economics, Harvard University.
William Janeway - Warburg Pincus
William Lazonick – Professor, Economics, University of Massachusetts.

Ha-Joon Chang - Reader, Political Economy of Development, University of Cambridge
Peter Jungen - Peter Jungen Holding GmbH

Presentations and Videos:  

12:20 - 2:10 PM Lunch  


Sustainable Economics With Introductory Remarks From Jim Balsillie

Moderator: Tom Bernes - Executive Director, CIGI

Alex Evans – Head of Program, Resource Scarcity, Climate Change and Multilateralism, New York University.
William Rees – Professor, Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia. 
Camilla Toulmin – Director, International Institute for Environment and Development.

Presentations and Videos:  

2:30 - 4:30 PM Session 8  


Optimal Currency Areas and Governance: The Challenge of Europe

Moderator:  Andre Sapir - Professor of Economics, Université Libre de Bruxelles 

Carl-Ludwig Holtfrerich - Professor of Economics and Economic History, Freie Universitat Berlin.
Kevin O'Rourke - Professor of Economics, Trinity College (Dublin).
Jean Pisani-Ferry - Director, Bruegel, Brussels.
Niels Thygesen - Emeritus Professor of International Economics, University of Copenhagen.

Wendy Carlin - Professor of Economics, University College London
Jeffrey Frankel - Professor of Capital Formation and Growth, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Joseph Halevi - Professor of Political Economy, University of Sydney
Wolfgang Munchau - Eurointelligence ASBL

Presentations and Videos:  

4:30 - 4:45 PM Break  



4:45 - 6:35 PM Session 9  


The Architecture of Asia: Financial Structure and An Emerging Economic System

Moderator: Paul Blustein - Nonresident Fellow, Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution

Charles Dallara - Managing Director, Institute of International Finance
Yasheng Huang - Professor of Political Economy, MIT Sloan School of Management
Y.V. Reddy - Former Governor, The Reserve Bank of India, currently University of Hyderabad.
Joseph Stiglitz - University Professor, Columbia University, Nobel Laureate

Brad Delong - Professor of Economics, University of California
Yu Yongding - Director, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Presentations and Videos:  

6:35 - 6:50 PM Break  



6:50 - 8:20 PM Session 10  


Panel Discussion: Rising to the Challenge: Equity, Adjustment and Balance in the World Economy

Moderator: Chrystia Freeland - Global Editor at Large, Thomson Reuters
George Akerlof - Koshland Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Niall Ferguson - Professor of History, Harvard University
Andres Velasco - Former Finance Minister of Chile
Zhu Min - Special Advisor, International Monetary Fund

8:20 - 9:00 PM Dinner  


Conversation: Volcker and Soros

ModeratorGillian Tett, US Managing Editor, Financial Times

Conversation Paul Volcker - Former Chairman, Federal Reserve and George Soros (Chairman - Soros Fund Management and Open Society Foundations)

Closing Remarks
Robert A. Johnson - Executive Director, Institute for New Economic Thinking

Presentations and Videos:

 Monday,  April 11
7:00 - 9:00 AM Breakfast- Departures The Dining Room



8:00 - 11:00 AM Closed  


Meeting of the Advisory Board of the Instititute for New Economic Thinking