Media Bias, Echo Chambers, and the Future of Democracy

Matthew Gentzkow December 9th, 2014

Myron Scholes Forum, December 4, 2014

Matthew Gentzkow, Richard O. Ryan Professor of Economics and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

New technologies have transformed the media landscape, and with it the

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Strengthening the Financial System: The Macroprudential Toolkit

Richard Berner October 28th, 2014

Myron Scholes Forum, October 23, 2014

Richard Berner, director of the Office of Financial Research (OFR) at the U.S. Department of the Treasury

The financial crisis has given rise to a widespread appreciation for a different approach to policymaking.

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The Only Game in Town? A New Consitution for Monetary (and Credit) Policy

Paul Tucker May 23rd, 2014

Myron Scholes Forum, May 22, 2014

Paul Tucker, senior fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School and former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England for Financial Stability

Central banks have accumulated more

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House of Debt

Amir Sufi April 24th, 2014

Myron Scholes Forum, April 21, 2014

Amir Sufi, Chicago Board of Trade Professor of Finance, Chicago Booth

The Great American Recession resulted in the loss of eight million jobs between 2007 and 2009. More than four million homes were

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Mindwise, How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want

Nicholas Epley March 13th, 2014

Myron Scholes Forum, March 5, 2014

Nicholas Epley, John Templeton Keller Professor of Behavior Science, Chicago Booth

How good are you at knowing the minds of others? How well can you guess what others think of you, know who

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Managing Complexity and its Implications for Financial Reform

Hugo Bänziger December 10th, 2013

Myron Scholes Forum, December 5, 2013

Hugo Bänziger, Adjunct Professor of Finance, Chicago Booth and former Chief Risk Officer and member of the management board, Deutsche Bank

Hugo Bänziger, Adjunct Professor of Finance, has both corporate and academic experience.

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Patents and the Direction of R&D: are there ‘missing’ cancer drugs?

Eric Budish November 5th, 2013

Myron Scholes Forum, October 30, 2013

Eric Budish, Associate Professor of Economics, Chicago Booth

Professor Eric Budish discussed his work on patents and cancer R&D. In his research with co-authors Heidi Williams and Ben Roin, he argues that the

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Banking reform in Britain and Europe

John Vickers October 3rd, 2013

Myron Scholes Forum, October 2, 2013

John Vickers, Warden of All Souls College, Oxford University

John Vickers examined banking reform initiatives five years on from the crisis, with a focus on Britain and the rest of Europe. How far

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The Euro Crisis

Hans-Werner Sinn April 16th, 2013

Myron Scholes Forum, April 10, 2013

Hans-Werner Sinn, Professor of Economics and Public Finance at the University of Munich (LMU) and president of the Ifo Institute

The European Monetary Union is currently experiencing a serious internal balance-of-payment crisis. The

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The Coming Crisis in Japan

Kyle Bass March 7th, 2013

Myron Scholes Forum, March 6, 2013

Kyle Bass, founder and principal of Hayman Capital Management, LP.

Kyle Bass describes why he sees a looming economic crisis for Japan. Bass has previously predicted and profited from the collapse of the

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Financial Trust Index

a measure of confidence Americans have in the private institutions in which they can invest

Visit the Financial Trust Index Site

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Scholes Forum: Brexit: What it Means for Europe and the World

A VIDEO OF THE IGM’S MOST RECENT SCHOLES FORUM TALK CAN BE VIEWED HERE.

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US Monetary Policy Forum

The US Monetary Policy Forum (USMPF) brings academics, market economists, and policy makers together to discuss US monetary policy for an annual conference, sponsored by the IGM. A standing group of academic and private sector economists produces a report on a critical medium-term issue confronting the Federal Open Market Committee.

2016 USMPF REPORT
LANGUAGE AFTER LIFTOFF: FED COMMUNICATION AWAY FROM THE ZERO LOWER BOUND

2015 USMPF REPORT
THE EQUILIBRIUM REAL FUNDS RATE: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

2014 USMPF REPORT
MARKET TANTRUMS AND MONETARY POLICY

2013 USMPF REPORT
CRUNCH TIME: FISCAL CRISES AND THE ROLE OF MONETARY POLICY
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2012 USMPF REPORT
HOUSING, MONETARY POLICY, AND THE RECOVERY

2011 USMPF REPORT
STRESSED OUT: MACROPRUDENTIAL PRINCIPLES FOR STRESS TESTING

2010 USMPF REPORT
FINANCIAL CONDITIONS INDEXES: A NEW LOOK AFTER THE FINANCIAL CRISIS

2009 USMPF REPORT
OIL AND THE MACROECONOMY: LESSONS FOR MONETARY POLICY

2008 USMPF REPORT
LEVERAGED LOSSES: LESSONS FROM THE MORTGAGE MARKET MELTDOWN

2007 USMPF REPORT
UNDERSTANDING THE EVOLVING INFLATION PROCESS

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China Economic Summer Institute

The China Economic Summer Institute enables the best Chinese scholars to stay in active contact with top-notch researchers from the rest of the world, and provides a forum to encourage promising young Chinese researchers to work on topics that are important for understanding the Chinese economy. To learn more see the CESI WEBSITE.

SELECTED PAPERS FROM THE 2012 CHINA ECONOMIC SUMMER INSTITUTE:

PUBLIC SCHOOL RESOURCES AND PRIVATE SUBSTITUTES IN URBAN CHINA
by Cheng Yuan and Lei Zhang

A MODEL OF CHINA’S STATE CAPITALISM
by Xi Li, Xuewen Liu, and Yong Wang

A UNIFIED MODEL OF STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENTS AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE: THEORY AND EVIDENCE FROM CHINA
by Hanwei Huang, Jiandong Ju, and Vivian Z. Yue

*The IGM cosponsors the CESI with Tsinghua University; UC Berkeley’s Program on Institutions and Governance; and the Katholieke Universiteit Leaven’s LICOS Center.

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Research on International Accounting, Enforcement, and Global Convergence

Capital-Market Effects of Securities Regulation: The Role of Implementation and Enforcement
by Hans Christensen, Luzi Hail, and Christian Leuz

Christian Leuz proposes creating a “Global Player Segment” in which firms would use the same reporting rules (ie, IFRS), face the same enforcement mechanisms, and have similar incentives for transparent reporting

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Global Accounting Convergence and the Potential Adoption of IFRS by the United States
by Luzi Hail, Christian Leuz, and Peter Wysocki

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IGM Working Papers

PAPERS FROM THE IGM WORKING PAPER SERIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD HERE.

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