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Global Economics in Extraordinary Times: Essays in Honor of John Williamson

John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
C. Randall Henning, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Stanley Fischer, Bank of Israel

Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC

November 1, 2012


The Peterson Institute held a conference to present the Festschrift, Global Economics in Extraordinary Times: Essays in Honor of John Williamson, edited by C. Randall Henning and C. Fred Bergsten, on November 1, 2012. Stanley Fischer, governor of the Bank of Israel, delivered the keynote address on the Washington Consensus, a term coined by Williamson. The authors of the chapters of the book, including Williamson, gave presentations, followed by a general discussion.

Over the course of five decades, Williamson has published an extraordinary number of books, articles, and other pieces on topics ranging from international monetary economics to development policy. His work bridges the scholarly literature and policy debates in international economics. His publications on the Washington Consensus, exchange rate policy, and international monetary reform have profoundly influenced public discourse, government policy, and the evolution of the discipline. The Festschrift reflects upon and celebrates these contributions.


Event Materials

Transcript: Designing Economic Policymaking [pdf]
John Williamson
November 1, 2012

Presentation: The Washington Consensus [pdf]
Stanley Fischer
November 1, 2012

Festschrift: Global Economics in Extraordinary Times: Essays in Honor of John Williamson
C. Fred Bergsten and C. Randall Henning, editors
November 2012

Presentation: India and the Global Crisis [pdf]
Shankar Acharya
November 1, 2012

Presentation: Economic and Monetary Union in Europe [pdf]
Paul De Grauwe and Yuemei Ji
November 1, 2012

Presentation: Growth-Linked Securities [pdf]
Stephany Griffith-Jones and Dagmar Hertova
November 1, 2012

Presentation: Capital Mobility and Regulation [pdf]
Olivier Jeanne
November 1, 2012

Presentation: Target Zones and Monitoring Bands: A Bird's Eye View [pdf]
Marcus Miller
November 1, 2012

Presentation: John Williamson and the International Monetary System or "Nonsystem"? [pdf]
Edwin M. Truman
November 1, 2012

Presentation: Designing Economic Policymaking [pdf]
John Williamson
November 1, 2012

Interview The World According to John Williamson: Part II
John Williamson
November 1, 2012

Interview The World According to John Williamson: Part I
John Williamson
October 31, 2012


Agenda

Opening Remarks C. Fred Bergsten, Director, Peterson Institute for International Economics
C. Randall Henning, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Keynote address Washington Consensus
Stanley Fischer, Governor of the Bank of Israel
Panel 1: Money Chair: Stanley Fischer

International Monetary System or "Nonsystem"? [pdf]
Edwin M. Truman, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Economic and Monetary Union in Europe [pdf]
Paul De Grauwe and Yuemei Ji, presented by C. Randall Henning

Target Zones and Monitoring Bands: A Bird's Eye View [pdf]
Marcus Miller
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Panel 2: Countries and Regions Chair: C. Randall Henning

India and the Global Crisis [pdf]
Shankar Acharya presented by Roberto Zagha

Latin America
José Antonio Ocampo presented by William R. Cline
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Panel 3: Finance Chair: C. Fred Bergsten

Growth-Linked Securities [pdf]
Stephany Griffith-Jones and Dagmar Hertova

Capital Mobility and Regulation [pdf]
Olivier Jeanne, Peterson Institute for International Economics

International Finance
Avinash Persaud
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Closing Presentation Designing Economic Policymaking [pdf]
John Williamson, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
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