McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics

Director: Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics
September 1, 2002 - December 14, 2011

This quarterly meetings series brought together major U.S. and foreign policymakers, business leaders, and independent commentators to discuss and debate current issues in international economics, such as global energy markets, tax policy, global demographic change, and securities regulation.

This meeting series is sponsored by the Corporate Program and the Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

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Meeting ⁄ New York

McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: What Have We Learned about Macroeconomics from the Crisis?

Speakers Olivier BlanchardEconomic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department, International Monetary Fund, Richard ClaridaC. Lowell Harriss Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Columbia University; Former Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy, United States Treasury, Mark ZandiChief Economist, Moody's Analytics
December 14, 2011 7:45–8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00–9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Central Banking in an Age of Improvisation

Speakers Arminio FragaFounding Partner, Gávea Investimentos Ltda.; Chairman of the Board, BM&F Bovespa; Former Governor, Central Bank of Brazil, Adam S. PosenMember, Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England; Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Kevin M. WarshDistinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Former Governor, Federal Reserve System
Presider Peter R. FisherSenior Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income, BlackRock Inc.
November 28, 2011 7:45–8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00–9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Sovereign Debt Restructuring in Europe: Lessons from Latin America

Speakers Adam LerrickFriends of Allan H. Meltzer Professor of Economics, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, William R. RhodesFounder, William R. Rhodes Global Advisors, LLC, Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de LeónDirector, Center for the Study of Globalization, Yale University
Presider Roger C. AltmanFounder and Chairman, Evercore Partners, Inc.
May 3, 2011 7:45–8:00 a.m. - Breakfast Reception
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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics, "How Should the U.S. Address Its Chinese Trade Imbalance?"

Speakers Eswar S. PrasadNandlal P. Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy, Cornell University; Former Head of the China Division, International Monetary Fund, Peter SchiffPresident and Chief Global Strategist, Euro Pacific Capital, Shang-Jin WeiN.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy, Columbia University; Former Head of the Trade and Investment Division, International Monetary Fund
Presider Joyce ChangGlobal Head of Emerging Markets and Credit Research, J.P. Morgan
March 9, 2011 7:45–8:00 a.m. - Reception
8:00–9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Currency Wars

Speakers Kenneth S. RogoffThomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics, Harvard University; Economic Counselor and Director, Research Department, International Monetary Fund, 2001-2003, Raghuram G. RajanEric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, University of Chicago; Economic Counselor and Director, Research Department, International Monetary Fund, 2003-2006
Presider Jeffrey R. ShaferVice Chairman, Global Banking, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.
February 10, 2011 7:45–8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: What Sort of Fed Do We Want?

Speakers Alan S. BlinderGordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University; Former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System, 1994-96, John B. TaylorMary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, Stanford University; Former Undersecretary of the Treasury for International Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury (2001-2004), David WesselEconomics Editor, Wall Street Journal and Author, In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic
Presider Jeffrey E. GartenJuan Trippe Professor of International Trade, Finance and Business, Yale School of Management; Former Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce (1993-95)
January 10, 2011 7:45–8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00–9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: What to Do About Derivatives

Speakers Andrew W. LoHarris and Harris Group Professor and Director, MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering, MIT Sloan School of Management; Chief Investment Strategist, AlphaSimplex Group, LLC, John A. PaulsonPresident, Paulson & Company Inc., Myron ScholesFrank E. Buck Professor of Finance, Emeritus, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Presider Matthew BishopU.S. Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief, Economist; Author, The Road from Ruin: How to Revive Capitalism and Put America Back on Top
May 24, 2010 7:45–8:00 a.m. - Breakfast Reception
8:00–9:00 a.m. - Meeting

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Reforming the IMF - Is Bigger Better, and Who Should Get More Say?

Presider Roger M. KubarychHenry Kaufman Adjunct Senior Fellow for International Economics and Finance, Council on Foreign Relations
Speakers Anne KruegerProfessor of International Economics, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Allan H. MeltzerVisiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research; Professor of Political Economy, Carnegie Mellon University
May 22, 2009 7:45–8:00 a.m. - Breakfast Reception
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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: The Euro at 10 - State of the Union and Prospects for the Future

Introductory Speaker L. Camille MasseyVice President, Membership, Fellowship, and Corporate Affairs, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider John GapperAssociate Editor and Chief Business Commentator, Financial Times
Speakers Jeffrey A. FrankelJames Harpel Chair for Capital Formation and Growth, Harvard University, James D. GrantOwner and Editor, Grant's Interest Rate Observer
May 15, 2009

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Crisis and Capitalism: Does History Suggest Where We're Headed?

Speakers Michael BordoProfessor of Economics and Director of the Center for Monetary and Financial History, Rutgers University, Jerry MullerProfessor of History, Catholic University of America, Robert J. ShillerArthur M. Okun Professor of Economics, Yale University, Richard SyllaHenry Kaufman Professor of History of Financial Institutions and Markets, New York University
Presider Benn SteilSenior Fellow and Director of International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
January 12, 2009 7:45–8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00–9:15 a.m. - Meeting

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Beyond Firefighting: Rethinking Financial Market Regulation

Speakers William H. DonaldsonChairman, Donaldson Enterprises, Stephen FriedmanChairman, Stone Point Capital, Ernest PatrikisPartner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Presider John GapperAssociate Editor and Chief Business Commentator, Financial Times
November 25, 2008 7:45–8:00 a.m. - Breakfast Buffet
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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Economic Policy in the Next Administration

Speakers Austan GoolsbeeSenior Economic Adviser, Obama-Biden 2008; Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, Douglas Holtz-EakinChief Economic Adviser, McCain-Palin 2008
Presider Floyd NorrisColumnist, New York Times
October 21, 2008 7:45–8:00 a.m. - Buffet Breakfast
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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Microfinance: Business or Charity?

Presider James D. WolfensohnChairman, Wolfensohn & Company, LLC; Former President, The World Bank
Speakers Robert AnnibaleGlobal Director of Microfinance, Citigroup, Elizabeth LittlefieldChief Executive Officer, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, The World Bank, Maria OteroPresident and Chief Executive Officer, ACCION International
June 9, 2008 7:45–8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: What is the Right Economic Approach to Global Warming?

Presider Christine Todd WhitmanPresident, The Whitman Strategy Group LLC
Speakers Ian W.H. ParrySenior Fellow, Resources for the Future, Richard SandorChairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Climate Exchange, Robert H. SocolowProfessor, Princeton University
April 15, 2008 7:45–8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Sovereign Wealth Funds on the Rise: Should We Worry?

Presider Alan MurrayExecutive Editor, Online, Wall Street Journal
Speakers Stuart E. EizenstatPartner and Head of International Trade Practice, Covington and Burling LLP; Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Mohamed El-ErianCo-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chief Investment Officer, PIMCO, Simon JohnsonEconomic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department, International Monetary Fund, Daniel K. TarulloProfessor, Georgetown University Law Center
February 12, 2008 7:45–8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00–9:15 a.m. - Meeting

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: The Falling Dollar - Should We Worry?

Presider Michael J. ElliottEditor, Time International
Speakers Richard ClaridaC. Lowell Harriss Professor of Economics, Columbia University, James GrantFounder and Editor, Grant's Interest Rate Observer, Benn SteilSenior Fellow and Director of International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations, John B. TaylorMary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, Stanford University; Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
December 18, 2007 7:45–8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
8:00–9:15 a.m. - Meeting

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: The Global Credit Crunch - What Should a Central Bank Do?

Presider David R. MalpassChief Economist, Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc.
Speakers Allan H. MeltzerVisiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Martin S. FelsteinPresident, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
November 19, 2007 7:45–9:00 a.m.

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Energy Security: What It Means and How to Achieve It

Presider John GapperAssociate Editor, The Financial Times
Speakers David L. GoldwynPresident, Goldwyn International Strategies, LLC, David SandalowEnergy and Environment Scholar, The Brookings Institution, Thomas WallinPresident, Energy Intelligence Group, Inc.
June 21, 2007 7:45–9:00 a.m.

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Bretton Woods II - Does the World Need a Monetary System?

Presider James D. GrantOwner and Editor, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer
Speakers Paul A. VolckerFormer Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, Lawrence H. SummersCharles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University; Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
May 23, 2007 7:45–9:00 a.m.

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McKinsey Executive Rountable Series in International Economics: U.S. Capital Markets Competitiveness: Challenges and Choices

Presider Alan MurrayAssistant Managing Editor and Columnist, The Wall Street Journal
Speakers Harvey GoldschmidDwight Professor of Law, Columbia University; Counsel, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP; Former Member, Securities & Exchange Commission, R. Glenn HubbardCochair, Committee on Capital Markets Regulation; Russell L. Carson Professor of Economics and Finance; Dean, Columbia Business School, Arthur LevittSenior Advisor, The Carlyle Group; Former Chairman, Securities & Exchange Commission, Frank G. ZarbHellman & Friedman, LLC; Former Chairman and CEO, The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc.
May 15, 2007 7:45–9:15 a.m.

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Corporate Conference 2007 - McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: The Future of Global Capital Markets

Presider Hal ScottNomura Professor of International Financial Systems, and Director, Program on International Financial Systems, Harvard Law School
Speakers Craig DonohueChief Executive Officer, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, John ThainChief Executive Officer, NYSE Group, Inc.
March 8, 2007 2:30–3:30 p.m.

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The Lessons of Argentina: Crisis and Aftermath

Presider Benn SteilDirector of International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
Speakers Eduardo AninatAmbassador to Mexico, Republic of Chile, Manuel E. HindsFormer Finance Minister, Republic of El Salvador
December 6, 2006

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Inward Investment and U.S. National Security

Presider Jeffrey R. ShaferVice Chairman, Global Banking, Head of Economic and Political Strategies, Citigroup, Inc.
Speakers Kenneth LieberthalArthur F. Thurnau Professor of Political Science, William Davidson Professor of Business Administration, University of Michigan, Patrick A. MulloyCommissioner, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission; former General Counsel, U.S. Senate Banking Committee, William A. ReinschPresident, National Foreign Trade Council; former Undersecretary of Commerce for Export Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
June 13, 2006

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Foreign Aid and Economic Development

Presider Nicholas D. KristofColumnist, New York Times
Speakers William EasterlyProfessor of Economics, Department of Economics, New York University, Clay LoweryProfessor of Economics, Department of Economics, New York University, Steven RadeletSenior Fellow, Center for Global Development, Arvind SubramanianDivision Chief, Macroeconomic Studies Division, International Monetary Fund
May 12, 2006

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Growing Old Together? Pension Liabilities and Economic Growth

Presider Floyd NorrisMarketplace Columnist, The New York Times
Speakers Adair TurnerVice Chairman, Merrill Lynch Europe; Chair, UK Pensions Commission, Peter R. OrszagJoseph A. Pechman Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Michael TannerDirector of Health and Welfare Studies, CATO Institute
April 25, 2006

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McKinsey Executive Rountable Series in International Economics: The SEC in a Globalizing Securities Market - A Conversation with the Past Four Chairmen

Presider Benn SteilSenior Fellow and Director of International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
Speakers Richard C. BreedenChairman, Richard C. Breeden & Co.; former Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission (1989-1993), William H. DonaldsonChairman & CEO, Donaldson Enterprises, Inc.; former Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission (2003-2005), Arthur LevittSenior Adviser, The Carlyle Group; former Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission (1993-2001), Harvey L. PittCEO, Kalorama Partners; former Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission (2001-2003)
February 22, 2006

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Farewell to Oil? A Conversation on the Future of Energy

Presider Mortimer B. ZuckermanChairman, Boston Properties, Editor-in-Chief, U.S. News & World Report
Speakers Peter HuberSenior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research; Co-Author, The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run out of Energy, Paul RobertsJournalist; Author, The End of Oil
June 15, 2005

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Do the Deficits Matter?

Presider Gerard BakerU.S. Editor, The Times of London
Speakers Kenneth S. RogoffProfessor of Economics, Harvard University, Arthur LafferFounder and Chairman, Laffer Associates
April 19, 2005

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: The Importance of Being Alan? Fed Credibility in a Post-Greenspan Era

Presider John BerryFederal Reserve Columnist, Bloomberg News
Speakers Laurence MeyerFormer Member, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Distinguished Scholar, Center for Strategic & International Studies, Benjamin M. FriedmanWilliam J. Maier Professor of Political Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University, Frederic MishkinAlfred Lerner Professor of Banking and Financial Institutions, Columbia Graduate School of Business, Susan PhillipsFormer Member, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Dean and Professor of Finance, School of Business and Public Management, George Washington University
March 28, 2005

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Is China a Google or an Enron?

Presider Henry KaufmanPresident, Henry Kaufman & Company, Inc.
Speakers Albert KeidelSenior Associate, China Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Nicholas R. LardySenior Fellow, Institute for International Economics, Gordon ChangAuthor, The Coming Collapse of China
December 15, 2004

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Global Trade Close-up - A Frontline Report from Bob Zoellick and Pascal Lamy

Presider Lionel BarberU.S. Managing Editor, The Financial Times
Speakers Robert B. ZoellickUnited States Trade Representative, Office of the Trade Representative, The White House, Pascal LamyCommissioner for Trade, European Commission
September 30, 2004

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: The ‘Hollowing Out’ of American Industry

Presider Michael J. ElliottEditor-at-Large, Time Magazine
Speakers R. Glenn HubbardRussell L. Carson Professor of Economics and Finance, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University; former Chair,President's Council of Economic Advisers, Ronald BlackwellDirector, Corporate Affairs, AFL-CIO, Jagdish N. BhagwatiSenior Fellow, International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations, Kevin KearnsPresident, U.S. Business and Industry Council
March 23, 2004

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Dollarization in Latin America

Presider Jeffrey R. ShaferVice Chairman, International Investment Banking, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.
Speakers Ricardo HausmannProfessor of the Practice of Economic Development, Harvard University; Former Chief Economist, Inter-American Development Bank, Manuel HindsInternational Consultant; Former Minister of Finance, El Salvador, Domingo CavalloRobert Kennedy Visiting Professor in Latin American Studies, Harvard University, Former Minister of the Economy, Argentina
January 27, 2004

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Former U.S. Trade Representatives

Presider Louis V. Gerstner Jr.Former Chairman, IBM Corporation
Speakers Charlene BarshefskySenior International Partner, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering; U.S. Trade Representative, 1997-2001, Carla A. HillsChairman & CEO, Hills & Company; Vice Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; U.S. Trade Representative, 1989 - 1993, Mickey KantorPartner, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, LLP; U.S. Trade Representative, 1993 - 1997
January 12, 2004

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Sarbanes-Oxley and the Transatlantic Capital Market

Presider Brandon BeckerPartner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Speakers Frits BolkesteinCommissioner, Internal Market and Taxation, European Commission, Michael OxleyMember, U.S. House of Representatives (OH – R); Chairman, House Committee on Financial Services
October 15, 2003

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: The Future Role of GAAP and IAS

Presider Arthur Levitt Jr.Senior Advisor, The Carlyle Group, Former Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission
Speakers Robert HerzChairman, Financial Accouinting Standards Board, Sir David TweedieChairman, International Accounting Standards Board
September 3, 2003

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Globalization, Trade and Development, the US and the EU: In for the Long Run?

Presider Lionel BarberU.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times
Speakers Robert B. ZoellickUnited States Trade Representative, U.S. Trade Representative Office, Pascal LamyTrade Commissioner, European Commission
November 6, 2002

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