Keynote Speakers

The Carroll Round sponsors keynote speeches during the conference from eminent scholars and practitioners in the field of economics. For information on our past speakers, including Nobel Laureates Peter Diamond, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Eric S. Maskin, John F. Nash, Jr., Robert C. Merton, and Thomas C. Schelling and 2007 John Bates Clark Medal recipient Susan Athey, please visit the speakers page in the conference archives.

The 16th Annual Carroll Round Conference will feature Dr. Jason Furman and Dr. Nobuhiro Kiyotaki.


Dr. Jason Furman
2017 Keynote SPeaker

Dr. Jason Furman received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard and M.Sc. from London School of Economics. In August 2013, Dr. Furman was appointed by the Obama administration as the 28th chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, and as President Obama’s chief economist, he closely advised the president’s economic policy until January 2017. Currently, Dr. Furman serves as senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Prior to joining the Obama administration, Dr. Furman held the position of Principal Deputy Director of the National Economic Council and also worked as as a senior fellow and director of The Hamilton Project at Brookings. During the Clinton administration, Dr. Furman worked at both the Council of Economic Advisers and National Economic Council. In research, Dr. Furman has conducted research in fiscal policy, tax policy, health economics, Social Security, and domestic and international macroeconomics.

Dr. Nobuhiro KIyotaki
2017 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Nobuhiro Kiyotaki is Professor of Economics at Princeton University and Academic Consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In the past, Dr. Kiyotaki has taught in various institutions, including University of Wisconsin-Madison, London School of Economics, and University of Minnesota. He received a B.A. from University of Tokyo and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Dr. Kiyotaki’s research interests include macro and monetary economics. In 1987, Dr. Kiyotaki, along with Dr. Olivier Blanchard, demonstrated the importance of monopolistic competition for the aggregate demand multiplier, which made many recent macroeconomic models to assume monopolistic competition. He has made significant contributions to the field of macroeconomics also by introducing influential models, including the Kiyotaki-Wright model (1989), which shows how money increased economic efficiency, and the Kiyotaki–Moore model of credit cycles (1997), which explores how small shocks to the economy can generate large fluctuations in output and asset prices.