Federal Reserve Conference


“The Federal Reserve Was a Bad Idea”

Conference at Wake Forest University

February 11-12, 2010

Organized by the Economics Department at Wake Forest University and sponsored by the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism at Wake Forest University Schools of Business

The Federal Reserve’s centennial is approaching and we anticipate much oratory, books, conferences, and papers singing its praises. Perhaps this praise is warranted; perhaps it is not. The purpose of this conference was to examine whether or not such praise is truly warranted. Scholars presented papers that support and/or contradict the conference title’s assertion by carefully examining the historical record. This conference was organized by the Economics Department at Wake Forest University and is sponsored by the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism.

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