C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics

October 10, 2013 – Present

The C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics brings the world's foremost economic policymakers and scholars to address members on current topics in international economics and U.S. monetary policy. This meeting series is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

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April 24, 2017

A Conversation With Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley discusses the status of India’s economy, its relationship with the United States, and its place in the world economy.

Speaker:
Arun Jaitley

Finance, Defense, and Corporate Affairs Minister, Republic of India

Presider:
Charles R. Kaye

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Warburg Pincus LLC

April 19, 2017

A Conversation With Benoît Cœuré

Benoît Cœuré discusses his position on the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, the effectiveness of the bank’s Asset Purchase Program, and the impact on international capital flows.

Speaker:
Benoît Cœuré

Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank

Presider:
Steven Liesman

Senior Economics Reporter, CNBC

November 21, 2016

A Conversation With Stanley Fischer

Stanley Fischer discusses monetary policy, inflation rates, growth, and the Federal Reserve's outlook on the future of the U.S. economy.

Speaker:
Stanley Fischer

Vice Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Former Governor, Bank of Israel

Presider:
Roger C. Altman

Founder and Executive Chairman, Evercore Partners, Inc.

November 8, 2016

A Conversation With Charles L. Evans

Charles Evans discusses U.S. economic performance since the 2008 recession, long-term implications for monetary policy, and Federal Reserve strategies for growth.

Speaker:
Charles L. Evans

President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Presider:
Willem H. Buiter

Global Chief Economist, Citigroup, Inc.; Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

May 23, 2016

U.S. Monetary Policy and Economic Growth

John C. Williams discusses evolving challenges and approaches to monetary policy, and their implications for fiscal policies aimed at enhancing long-run growth.

Speaker:
John C. Williams

President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Presider:
Richard H. Clarida

C. Lowell Harriss Professor of Economics and Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

April 25, 2016

Yanis Varoufakis on the Future of Greece and the Eurozone

Yanis Varoufakis discusses the Greek economy, austerity measures in the European Union, and challenges facing the Eurozone.

Speaker:
Yanis Varoufakis

Professor of Economic Theory, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Athens; Former Minister of Finance, Hellenic Republic

Presider:
Paul Sheard

Chief Economist, Standard & Poor's

April 18, 2016

A Conversation With Videgaray Caso

Videgaray Caso discusses the status of Mexico's economy, its relations with the United States, and its place in the world economy.

Presider:
Robert E. Rubin

Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury

Speaker:
Luis Videgaray Caso

Secretary of Finance and Public Credit, Mexico

April 14, 2016

A Conversation With Haruhiko Kuroda

Haruhiko Kuroda discusses deflation, negative interest rates, Abenomics, and Japan’s economy.

Speaker:
Haruhiko Kuroda

Governor, Bank of Japan

Presider:
Timothy F. Geithner

President, Warburg Pincus LLC; Former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury; Member, Board of Directors, Council on Foreign Relations

April 11, 2016

Why U.S. Economic Leadership Matters

Jacob J. Lew discusses America’s leadership in the global economy.

Speaker:
Jacob J. Lew

Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Presider:
Sebastian Mallaby

Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow For International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations

February 18, 2016

Angus Deaton on Foreign Aid and Inequality

Angus Deaton discusses foreign aid, global and national inequality, and globalization.

Speaker:
Angus S. Deaton

Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; 2015 Recipient, Nobel Prize in Economics

Presider:
Pamela S. Falk

UN Correspondent and Foreign Affairs Analyst, CBS News