The 31st Annual Monetary and Trade Conference

VIDEO April 26, 2013

Speaker / Author

Ulrich (Uli) Kortsch

Founder and President of Global Partners Investments, Ltd.

Ulrich Korstch is the founder and president of Global Partners Investments, Ltd. He founded the company to create financial secondary markets for the micro-enterprise and small-scale-enterprise sectors of US inner cities and developing nations. In his capacity as president, Mr. Korstch has written a bill for Congress, which was reviewed by the Congressional Legal Services, as well as Treasury, and the Senate and House Banking Committee staffs, and conferred with approximately 15 presidents, ministers of finance and ministers of commerce during the course of business. Before founding Global Partners Investments, Ltd., Mr. Korstch served as managing partner at Kolagg Investments, LLC, executive vice president ... Read More

Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Ph.D.

William Fairfield Warren Professor and Professor of Economics at Boston University

Laurence J. Kotlikoff is a William Fairfield Warren professor at Boston University, a professor of economics at Boston University, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the Econometric Society, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and president of Economic Security Planning, Inc., a company specializing in financial planning software. An active columnist, Professor Kotlikoff's columns and blogs appear in the Financial Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, Vox, the Economist,, and the Huffington Post. Professor Kotlikoff received his B.A. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973 and his Ph.D. in ... Read More

David Kotok

Chief Investment Officer of Cumberland Advisors

David Kotok co-founded Cumberland Advisors in 1973 and has been its Chief Investment Officer since inception. David’s articles and financial market commentaries have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and other publications. During his career, he has been a frequent contributor to Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio, Yahoo Finance TV, and other media. He has authored or co-authored four books, including the second edition of "From Bear to Bull with ETFs" and "Adventures in Muniland". He holds a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in organizational dynamics from ... Read More

Michael Kumhof, Ph.D.

Deputy Division Chief of the Modeling Division in the IMF Research Department

Michael Kumhof is deputy division chief of the modeling division in the IMF research department. His main responsibility is the development of the IMF’s global macroeconomic model GIMF, a DSGE model that is used heavily for IMF policy and scenario analyses in multilateral and bilateral surveillance, for the World Economic Outlook publication, and for work on G-20 issues. Mr. Kumhof presently pursues three main research agendas. The first centers on the macroeconomic effects of resource constraints, specifically constraints on the physical availability of fossil fuels. The second studies the role of banks in the macroeconomic transmission mechanism, and develops proposals for ... Read More

William Poole, Ph.D.

Distinguished Senior Scholar at the Mises Institute

William Poole is Distinguished Senior Scholar at the Mises Institute and Senior Advisor to Merk Investments. Poole retired as President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in March 2008. In that position, which he held from March 1998, he served on the Federal Reserve’s main monetary policy body, the Federal Open Market Committee. During his ten years at the St. Louis Fed, he presented over 150 speeches on a wide variety of economic and finance topics. Working with his Research Director, Robert Rasche, he did pioneering research on the forecasting accuracy of the federal funds futures market. Before ... Read More

Jeffrey Sachs

Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 80 countries. Professor Sachs serves as the director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and professor of health policy and management at Columbia University. He is special advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, having held the same position under former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He is co-founder and chief strategist of Millennium Promise Alliance, and is director of the Millennium Villages Project. Professor Sachs ... Read More

Herbert Taylor, Ph.D.

Secretary to the Federal Advisory Council

Herb Taylor is secretary to the Federal Advisory Council, a group of leading bankers from each of the twelve Federal Reserve Districts that meets regularly with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to consult and advise on matters under the Board's jurisdiction. Herb had previously served nearly 40 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, first in economic research, then in public affairs, and finally as corporate secretary. Herb holds a B.A. in economics from La Salle University and a Ph.D. in economics from Temple University, where he is currently an adjunct professor in macroeconomics. Herb was born and ... Read More

George Tsetsekos, Ph.D.

Francis Professor of Finance and Dean Emeritus Drexel’s LeBow College of Business

Dr. George Tsetsekos, serves as the Francis professor of Finance and Director of the Risk Management Center at the LeBow College of Business. He served as Dean of LeBow (2002-2012) and under his transformative leadership the college achieved national rankings and quality milestones in research and teaching. Prior to his appointment as Dean, he served as Drexel’s Vice Provost and Vice President for academic administration and contributed to the completion of the strategic merger between Drexel and MCP Hahnemann University. Dr. Tsetsekos’ extensive research covers the broad areas of corporate finance, investments, banking and international finance. His research contributions include articles ... Read More

Adair Turner

Lord Adair Turner has combined careers in business, public policy and academia. Since April 2013 he is senior fellow of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET). From September 2008 to March 2013 Lord Turner was chairman of the UK Financial Services Authority, and from January 2008 until spring 2012, chair of the Climate Change Committee. He became a cross-bench member of the House of Lords in 2005 and was chair of the UK Pensions Commission 2003 to 2006, and of the Low Pay Commission 2002 to 2006. He is the author of 'Just Capital – The Liberal Economy' (Macmillan, 2001), and ‘Economics after the Crisis – Objectives and ... Read More