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Academic Lecture: Monetary Economics - Theory and Policy Implications (Lecture Series)

Speaker: Randall Wright, Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Moderator: Philip H. Dybvig, Institute of Financial Studies, SWUFE

Time: 9:00-12:00 July 19, 2021

         9:00-12:00 July 20, 2021

         9:00-12:00 July 22, 2021

         9:00-12:00 July 23, 2021

Virtual Platform: ZOOM, SWUFE students and faculties please email to to obtain the meeting code for ZOOM. Others please send email with your CV attached.

Organizers: Institute of Financial Studies, Office of International Exchange and Cooperation, Research Office

Speaker’s Profile

Randall Wright is the Ray B. Zemon Chair in Liquid Assets in the Department of Finance, Investment and Banking at the Wisconsin School of Business, as well as a Professor in Wisconsin’s Department of Economics.

He previously held faculty positions at the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell, and was a National Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. 

He is currently a consultant for the Federal Reserve Banks of Minneapolis and Chicago, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, where he co-organizes the Macro Perspectives group, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society and Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory.

He has a B.A. (Economics) from University of Manitoba, a Ph.D. (Economics) from University of Minnesota, and an M.A. (Honorary) from University of Pennsylvania.

Professor Wright is well known for his work on monetary, macro and labor economics, with over 100 publications. From 1998 to 2008, he was the Editor of International Economic Review, and is currently Associate Editor at Journal of Economic Theory and Advisory Editor at Macroeconomic Dynamics. He has won several awards for his research, and currently has the highest “degree centrality” in economics (basically, greatest number of coauthors).

Lecture Preview

Monetary Economics - Theory and Policy Implications(Lecture Series)

Monday 7/19 The issues of monetary economics. (180 min)

Tuesday 7/20 What makes money essential? (180 min)

Thursday 7/22 Money and prices. (180 min)

Friday 7/23 Monetary policy. (180 min)