Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University

6th Annual Conference: Emerging from the Financial Crisis
Friday, February 20, 2009
9:00 am - 5:30 pm with dinner to follow

Italian Academy, Columbia University

1161 Amsterdam Avenue (between 116th and 118th Streets)


9:00 am: Introductory Remarks (Teatro, 2nd floor)

Prof. Edmund S. Phelps
, Director, Center on Capitalism and Society. McVickar Professor of Political Economy, Columbia University. Winner of 2006 Nobel Prize in Economics.

9:10am - 10:40am: Panel 1: Reforming the Financial Sector (Teatro, 2nd floor)

Chair: Prof. Andrzej Rapaczynski
, Daniel G. Ross Professor of Law, Columbia University Law School. Co-Director, Project Syndicate.

Prof. Edmund S. Phelps, Director, Center on Capitalism and Society. McVickar Professor of Political Economy, Columbia University. Winner of 2006 Nobel Prize in Economics.

Prof. Amar Bhidé, Glaubinger Professor of Business, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University. Co-editor, Capitalism and Society.

Dr. Richard Robb, CEO of Christofferson, Robb and Company. Associate Professor of Professional Practice in International Finance, School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

Prof. Leo Tilman, President of L.M. Tilman & Co. Author of Financial Darwinism: Create Value or Self-Destruct in a World of Risk. Adjunct Faculty, Columbia University.

Prof. John Kay, Member, Council of Economic Advisers, Scottish Government. Author of The Truth about Markets and The Long and the Short of It. Columnist, Financial Times.

Prof. Jose A. Scheinkman, Theodore A. Wells Professor of Economics, Princeton University.

10:40 - 10:55am: Coffee (Teatro, 2nd floor)

10:55am - 12:25pm: Panel 2: Regulating the new Financial Sector (Teatro, 2nd floor)

Chair: Steve Liesman
, Senior Economics Reporter, CNBC.

Mrs. Christine Lagarde, Minister of Economics, Industry and Employment, France.

Prof. Joseph Stiglitz, University Professor, Columbia University. Chair, Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University. Executive Director, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University. Winner of 2001 Nobel Prize in economics.

Dr. Lucas Papademos, Vice President of the European Central Bank Dr. Malcolm Knight, Vice-Chairman, Deutsche Bank. Former General Manager, BIS.

Prof. Roman Frydman and Prof. Michael Goldberg, authors of Imperfect Knowledge Economics: Exchange Rates and Risk. Professor Frydman, Professor of Economics, New York University and Co-Director, Project Syndicate. Professor Goldberg, Roland H. O'Neal Professor of Economics, University of New Hampshire.

Prof. Willem Buiter, Professor of European Political Economy, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. Former Chief Economist of the EBRD.

12:30pm - 2:00pm: Lunch - By Invitation Only (Library, 3rd floor)

Introductory Remarks: President Lee Bollinger
, Columbia University. Lunch Speaker: Mr. Paul Volcker, Chair, President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Former Chairman, Federal Reserve Bank.

2:15pm - 3:45pm: Panel 3: Adjustment of International Imbalances (Teatro, 2nd floor)

Chair: Dr. Graciana del Castillo
, Associate Director and Research Scholar, Center on Capitalism and Society.

Prof. Robert Mundell, University Professor, Columbia University. Winner of 1999 Nobel Prize in Economics.

Mr. William McDonough, Vice-Chairman, Merrill Lynch. Former President, NY Fed.

Mr. Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times.

Prof. Robert Aliber, Professor of International Economics and Finance, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Prof. Stefano Micossi, Professor of Economics. Director General, Assonime.

Mr. Guillermo de la Dehesa, Chairman, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Independent Director, Santander.

3:45pm - 4:00pm: Coffee (Teatro, 2nd floor)

4:00pm - 5:30pm: Panel 4: Pitfalls and Obstacles to Regaining Dynamism and Inclusion (Teatro, 2nd floor)

Chair: Prof. Luigi Paganetto
, Dean, Department of Economics, University of Rome Tor Vergata. President, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment (ENEA).

Mr. Peter Jungen, CEO, Peter Jungen Holding GmbH. Chairman, Advisory Board of Center on Capitalism and Society.

Prof. Robert Shiller, Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics, Yale University. Member, Cowles Foundation, Yale University.

Prof. Bruce Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Asset Management and Finance, Columbia Business School.

Prof. Bengt Holmstrom, Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development. Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University.

Reception and Dinner: 6:00pm - 8:30pm - By Invitation Only (Library, 3rd floor)

Dinner Speaker: Mr. George Soros
, Chairman, Soros Fund Management. Founder, Open Society.

Closing Remarks, "How the Crisis will Reshape Politics, Societies and Finance": Dr. Josef Ackermann, Chairman of the Management Board and Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank.

The Center on Capitalism and Society is grateful to Deutsche Bank and Assonime of Italy for its generous support, which has made possible the 6th Annual Conference, "Emerging from the Financial Crisis."

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