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Sixth Annual Global Economic Policy Forum

 

The Comfort Family presents the Sixth Annual Global Economic Policy Forum, titled "A World in Recovery: The Future of Global Economies” on Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 1:30-8:00 p.m. in Vanderbilt Hall, located at 40 Washington Square South. The forum brings together world government and economic leaders to discuss issues of economic policy and the capital markets. CLE credit will be available.

This year's forum will examine how the transition from crisis to recovery has created its own set of opportunities and challenges through global tax, spending and market issues. The United States has seen improving economic numbers, yet employment lags and rising interest rates have caused apprehension. The problems confronting the federal government, along with serious fiscal challenges for state and local governments, require thoughtful analysis and prudent response. In Europe, fiscal challenges remain but are out of the headlines, for now.  It is a goal of this year's Global Economic Policy Forum to consider a future with moderating Central Bank involvement, improving economies and certain vulnerabilities.

With keynote speeches by William Dudley, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Vice-Chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee and Lord King of Lothbury, G.B.E., FBA, the former governor of the Bank of England, participants will gain unique insight into the future of domestic and international economies and regulatory requirements.
 
We are looking forward to a unique and valuable opportunity to analyze the current state of global economies with contributions from some of the leading thinkers and commentators in the field, including professors and market participants.

Afternoon Keynote Address
William Dudley, President and Chief Executive Officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
and Vice-Chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee
1:30-2:30 p.m.

Panel 1: The Current Budget Stalemate and Beyond: Outlook for Federal Spending
Moderator: David Kamin, Assistant Professor at NYU School of Law

2:45-4:00 p.m.

Panelists: Robert Greenstein, founder and president of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; and Robert Reischauer, president emeritus of the Urban Institute,  Public Trustee of the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds

Panel 2: The Current Budget Stalemate and Beyond: Outlook for Federal Taxes  
Moderator: Dan Shaviro, Wayne Perry Professor of Taxation at NYU School of Law

4:00-5:15 p.m.

Panelists: Michael Graetz, Wilbur H. Friedman Professor of Tax Law at Columbia Law School; Fred Goldberg,
partner in the Washington, DC office of the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he is co-chair of the firm's tax practice, global co-chair of the firm’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, and Pro Bono Coordinator for the firm's Washington, DC office; and Leonard E. Burman, Co-Founder and Director of the Tax Policy Center, a Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, and senior research associate at Syracuse University’s Center for Policy Research.

Panel 3: Market Opportunity and Market Risk
Moderator: Alan N. Rechtschaffen, Co-Chair Comfort Global Economic Policy Forum at NYU School of Law

5:30-6:45 p.m.

Panelists: Gerald Rosenfeld, Advisor to the CEO and Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at Lazard Ltd, Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence and Senior Lecturer, and Co-director, Mitchell Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business at NYU; Abby Cohen, senior US investment strategist at Goldman Sachs; Thomas F. Cooley, Paganelli
Bull Professor of Economics at NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business and professor of economics at the NYU Faculty of Arts and Science.


Evening Keynote Address
Lord King of Lothbury, G.B.E., FBA, former head of the Bank of England, Distinguished Visiting Professor at NYU School of Law and the NYU Stern School of Business

6:45-7:45 p.m.

Cocktail Reception
7:45-8:15 p.m.


Hosted by the NYU Center for Financial Institutions and Mitchell Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business.
 
Contact Information
Samantha Bremekamp
New York, NY
bremekamp@exchange.law.nyu.edu

 
Date & Location
Date: 11/7/2013
Time: 1:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Vanderbilt Hall (40 Washington Square Park South)