Organizers of a municipal finance conference that brings together academics, market practitioners, public officials and regulations are relaunching the event and moving it from Boston to Washington.
The fifth such conference, scheduled for July 12 at the Brookings Institution, will be a joint venture of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at Brookings, the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, and the Rosenberg Institute of Global Finance at Brandeis International Business School.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston hosted last year’s event. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Pab Jotikasthira won the inaugural James A. Lebenthal Memorial “Excellence in Municipal Finance Research” prize for best paper submitted.
The conference will continue to emphasize the municipal bond market, said conference founders Daniel Bergstresser of Brandeis University and Richard Ryffel of Washington University.
Participants debate research on municipal bond markets and other state and local fiscal issues. The organizers also named a new advisory committee.
Committee members are David Abel, William Blair & Co.; Tim Coffin, Breckinridge Capital Advisors; Karl Dean, Boston University's Initiative on Cities; George Friedlander, Citigroup; Allen Garman, Maryland Transit Authority; Tracy Gordon, Urban Institute; Nikki Griffith, Department of Finance of Howard County, Md.; Andrew Kalotay, Kalotay Associates; Brian Knight, Brown University; Byron Lutz, Federal Reserve Board of Governors; Colin MacNaught, BondLink and former Massachusetts deputy treasurer for debt management; Peter Orr, Intuitive Analytics; Kim Reuben, Urban Institute; Daniel Shoag, Harvard Kennedy School; Stephen Winterstein, Wilmington Trust; and Clint Zweifel, Missouri treasurer.