Debt conference held on April 13

Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart and world-renowned economist Allan Meltzer discussed the Federal Reserve’s recent monetary policy in the wake of the financial crisis of 2007-08 and competing ideas about how to handle America’s national debt at a conference at the University of Iowa on April 13.

The conference, “Fiscal Reform, Monetization, or Default: How Will the United States Solve the Problem of its National Debt?” also featured speakers Steven Schwarcz of Duke University, who has been a leading voice on systemic risk in the financial system, and Charles Himmelberg, who is head of Global Credit Strategy at Goldman Sachs. http://now.uiowa.edu/2013/03/atlanta-fed-president-speak-us-monetary-policy-conference-ui

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Read press from the conference:
- http://www.moneynews.com/StreetTalk/Fed-Lockhart-Monetizing-Debt/2013/04/14/id/499382
- http://www.business-standard.com/article/reuters/fed-doves-play-down-threat-of-u-s-inflation-113041400013_1.html
- http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/international-business/US-inflation-Fed-doves-play-down-threat/articleshow/19536421.cms
- http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-04-13/lockhart-calls-unfounded-the-view-that-fed-monetizes-u-dot-s-dot-debt

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