Fed Vice Chair Quarles, Former Fed Chair Yellen to Speak at Georgetown Law Conference on “Law and Macroeconomics”

September 19, 2019

Two-day conference to explore post-financial-crisis boom in legal scholarship on macroeconomic policy and financial stability

WASHINGTON – Georgetown Law and its Institute of International Economic Law will host a conference on Law and Macroeconomics on Sept. 27-28, 2019.


Since the 2008 financial crisis, a boom in legal scholarship has explored how new policy approaches could better foster economic growth and financial stability. Leading legal, financial and economic policy experts will discuss emerging themes and challenges in what could be the foundations of a new discipline focused on law and macroeconomics that brings together these new threads of scholarship. Organized by Georgetown Law professors Anna Gelpern and Adam Levitin, the conference will feature Fed Vice Chair Randal Quarles, former Fed Chair Janet Yellen, former Fed Governor and Georgetown Law Professor Daniel K. Tarullo, and include panels discussing inflation measurement; finance and the public interest; designing the legal structure of money; systemic implications of mortgage regulation; derivatives markets; time varying rules in financial regulation; EU fiscal rules; antitrust rulemaking; international macroeconomic policy coordination, fintech and financial regulation and more.

Full schedule available here.


Randal K. Quarles, Federal Reserve Vice Chair for Supervision and Chair of the Financial Stability Board.
(Opening remarks Friday, Sept. 27 at 8:30 a.m.)

Janet Yellen, former Federal Reserve Chair
Daniel Tarullo, former Federal Reserve Governor; professor, Georgetown Law
Emma Coleman Jordan, professor, Georgetown Law (Introduction)
(Conversation on Friday, Sept. 27 at 5:15 p.m.)

Additional speakers: Daniel Awrey, Cornell Law ∙ Tamim Bayoumi, IMF ∙ Thomas Baxter, Sullivan & Cromwell ∙ Olivier Blanchard, MIT and Peterson Institute ∙ Heather Boushey, Equitable Growth ∙ Benjamin Chabot, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago ∙ Jeremie Cohen-Setton, Peterson Institute ∙ Peter Conti-Brown, Wharton ∙ Monica de Bolle, Johns Hopkins SAIS and Peterson Institute ∙ Enrica Detragiache, IMF ∙ Gina-Gail Fletcher, Indiana and Duke Law ∙ Erik Gerding, Colorado Law ∙ Daniel Hemel, Chicago and Harvard Law ∙ Oren Gross, Univ. of Minnesota Law ∙ Robert Hockett, Cornell Law ∙ Olivier Jeanne, Johns Hopkins and Peterson Institute ∙ Simon Johnson, MIT and Peterson Institute ∙ Lina Khan, Columbia Law ∙ James Kwak, Univ. of Connecticut Law ∙ Yair Listokin, Yale Law ∙ Patricia McCoy, Boston College Law ∙ Saule Omarova, Cornell Law ∙ Nadav Orian Peer, Colorado Law ∙ David Portilla, Debevoise & Plimpton ∙ Adam Posen, Peterson Institute ∙ Steven Ramirez, Loyola Chicago Law ∙ Morgan Ricks, Vanderbilt and NYU Law ∙ Bruno Meyerhof Salama, Berkeley Law and FGV ∙ Edwin M. Truman, Peterson Institute ∙ Susan Wachter, Wharton ∙ Rhoda Weeks-Brown, IMF ∙ David Zaring, Wharton ∙ Jeromin Zettelmeyer, IMF and Peterson Institute ∙ Kangle Zhang, Univ. of Helsinki Law ∙ Georgetown Law speakers: Christopher Brummer, Lilian Faulhaber, Anna Gelpern, Itai Grinberg, Sean Hagan, Gregory Klass, Emma Coleman Jordan, Donald Langevoort, Adam Levitin, John Mikhail, Eloise Pasachoff, Howard Shelanski, Neel Sukhatme, Alvaro Santos, David Super, Robert Thompson.


Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27-28, 2019

Sept. 27 – Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.
Friday Program: 8:15 a.m to 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 28 – Breakfast: 8:00 a.m.
Saturday Program: 8:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.


Georgetown Law
Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor
120 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001


Media should RSVP via mediarelations@law.georgetown.edu.