*By Invitation Only*

Conference Agenda


08:00-09:00 Registration

Fuji Ballroom


09:00-09:25 Durmuş Yılmaz

Governor, Central Bank of Turkey

09:25-09:50 Stanley Fischer

Governor, Bank of Israel

09:50-10:30 Coffee break


SESSION 1: Exchange Rate Regimes and Fundamentals

Chairman: Rüsdü Saraçoğlu

Chairman of Executive Board,Yapı Kredi Bank

10:30-11:15 Eduardo Levy-Yeyati

Professor, Universidad Torcuato di Tella

11:15-12:00 Mehmet Yörükoğlu

Vice Governor, Central Bank of Turkey

12:15-13:45 Lunch


SESSION 2: Fixed and Managed Exchange Rate Regimes: Monetary Policy Implications

Chairman: Yavuz Canevi

Chairman, Turkish Economy Bank

14:00-14:45 Miguel Kiguel

Private Consultant; Former Vice Minister of
Economy of Argentina

14:45-15:30 Refet Gürkaynak

Assistant Professor, Bilkent University

15:30-15:45 Coffee break


15:45-16:30 Mario Blejer

Director, Center for Central Banking Studies Bank of England; Former Governor, Central
Bank of Argentina

19:00-22:00 Special Performance and Gala Dinner Hosted by Governor Durmuş Yılmaz
                  Adile Sultan Palace, Kandilli




SESSION 3: Real and Financial Effects of Floating (By Choice or By Force)

Chairman: Fatih Özatay

Dean, TOBB Economy and Technology University

09:00-09:45 Graciela L. Kaminsky

Professor, George Washington University

09:45-10:30 Patrick Honohan

Senior Financial Policy Advisor,
The World Bank

10:30-11:00 Coffee break


11:00-11:45 Carmen M. Reinhart

Professor, University of Maryland

12:00-14:00 Lunch


SESSION 4: Dedollarization in Emerging Markets

Chairman: Cevdet Akçay

Chief Economist, Yapı Kredi Bank & YK Investment

14:00-14:45 Erdem Başçı

Vice Governor, Central Bank of Turkey

14:45-15:30 Kevin Cowan

Senior Economist, Central Bank of Chile

15:30-16:00 Coffee break


PANEL DISCUSSION: Strategies for Dedollarization

16:00-17:30 Chair, Durmuş Yılmaz

Governor, Central Bank of Turkey

                    Zsigmond Járai

Governor, National Bank of Hungary

                    Miguel Angel Pesce

Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Argentina

                    Jorge Desormeaux

Member of the Board, Central Bank of Chile

17:30-17:45 Concluding Remarks

                    Durmuş Yılmaz

Governor, Central Bank of Turkey