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UPDATE: Levy Summer Seminar – by Stephanie Kelton

Today I am busy writing my answer to the second (of seven) questions I was asked at a recent conference in Brussels. The first question focused on whether we should actively work to reduce the deficit in order to reduce inflation. I answered this here. Today’s question focuses on whether independent central banks are better equipped to deal with the problem of inflation. I hope to finish it and have it in my inbox before I go to the airport (eg this event) later today.

In the meantime, I wanted to let you know that the Levy Economics Institute has just announced that it will be live streaming many of the sessions at its upcoming summer seminar. I am delighted that they have decided to make the event accessible to a wider audience.

This is a week-long conference (June 11-18) that will feature many of the world’s leading MMT economists, brilliant academics working in other fields, renowned financial journalists, professional investors and more. I will start the event with a conference on the morning of June 11.

A current version of the program is available here. Featured sessions are those that will be offered to the public via Zoom. Please use password 083828 to access.

While I’m at the conference, I’ll also be making use of Substack’s new podcast feature, so you can expect short interviews with some of the conference participants. I’m looking forward to this!


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