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Friday, December 19, 2014

Highlights

Bloomberg’s Christine Idzelis and Craig Torres quote Lawrence Goodman in Fed Bubble Bursts in $550 Billion of Energy Debt.

Lawrence Goodman comments on the increased focus on financial stability by the Fed in Asset Bubbles Are Top Concern for Heartland's Central Banker.

Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn of The Hays Advantage interview Lawrence Goodman on topics such as rules versus discretion, system imbalances, and sovereign restructurings.

CFS IN THE NEWS

Cyber Security - As part of our public / private partnership with the FBI, CFS and the FBI discussed NYC readiness and steps that firms can take to be prepared in the event of a cyber attack.

Bretton Woods 2014: The Founders and the Future - The conference gathered prominent leaders from government, business, and academia in a working-group environment to focus on the future of finance and the international monetary system.

High Frequency Trading - CFS hosted discussions on high frequency trading, market structure, and trading issues in New York and Washington, DC.

China and Its Financial Priorities - CFS hosted a roundtable discussion with Carl E. Walter.

EVENTS

Latest Research

CFS Monetary & Financial Data Release - CFS Divisia M4 grew by 1.7% in November 2014 on a year-over-year basis versus 1.7% in October.  November Data Release

Gail Makinen and his coauthors examine 20th century hyperinflations: How did they happen? What were the consequences? How did they end? By pulling episodes together, the book throws light on common patterns of error and success in dealing with hyperinflations. More

Presentation at “Systemic Risk Conference: What Are the Odds of Financial Collapse?” The odds of a financial crisis are not insignificant and worth active monitoring, yet solutions are in sight.  More

“Market finance” (or what some like to call “shadow banking”) is shriveling to the detriment of the economy and financial market liquidity. Access to market finance has shriveled by 45% in real terms since 2008 - the largest cyclical drop in the last 40 years. Notes & Views

Bradley J. Bondi and Christopher Jones examine reasons for the dearth of prosecutions of Wall Street executives stemming from the financial crisis.  More

As technology propels the development of virtual worlds, members of these communities are creating and circulating their own currency. Bitcoin is an extraordinary development at the nexus of software engineering and monetary theory. More

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Bretton Woods 2014 gathered prominent leaders from government, business, and academia in a working-group environment to focus on the future of finance and the international monetary system. Please see more about the conference to see other remarks, presentations, and photos from the conference.

Future Prospects for the World‘s Foreign Exchange Rate System: Political Design vs. Evolution, Otmar Issing
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Nice-Squared - Near an Internationally Cooperative Equilibrium, John B. Taylor  Read remarks |  See video

A Few Thoughts on the Current International Monetary System, Liu Mingkang  Read paper

Bretton Woods Reconsidered:The Dollar Standard and the Role of China, Ronald McKinnon   Read paper | Read slides

Marriner Eccles: Father of the Modern Federal Reserve, Spencer F. Eccles  Read remarks

Critical Issues for the Bretton Woods Institutions, William R. Rhodes  Read remarks

The 1944 Keynes Plan: An Idea Whose Time Has Now Returned?, Charles Goodhart  Read remarks

Summary and Next Steps, Randal K. Quarles  Read remarks

Thoughts on World War II in July 1944, Carole Brookins  Read remarks

What Have We Learned from Recent Research on Bretton Woods? Eric Helleiner, Eric Rauchway, and Kurt Schuler  Read paper