Quantitative Approaches to Monetary Policy in Open Economies; May 15-16, 2009

A conference sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Center for Quantitative Economic Research and the Americas Center®

Conference Location
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Conference Center, Third Floor
1000 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309

Quantitative Approaches to Monetary Policy in Open Economies convened economists from academia and central banks to explore a range of topics. Subjects included an estimation of useful models in open economies and whether and how recent advances in the modeling of financial frictions and labor markets are helpful in contributing to model fit and forecasting. Recent advances in quantitative models of flexible inflation targeting were presented. In many emerging economies, data are not stationary as they are in developed countries, and participants discussed how to proceed under those circumstances.

Conference organizers were Larry Christiano, Stephen Kay, Federico Mandelman, and Tao Zha.

This conference was by invitation only.