Global Economics in Extraordinary Times: Essays in Honor of John Williamson
John Williamson, Peterson Institute
C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute
C. Randall Henning, Peterson Institute
Stanley Fischer, Bank of Israel
Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC
November 1, 2012
The Peterson Institute held a conference to present the Festschrift, Global Economics in Extraordinary Times: Essays in Honor of John Williamson, edited by C. Randall Henning and C. Fred Bergsten, on November 1, 2012. Stanley Fischer, governor of the Bank of Israel, delivered the keynote address on the Washington Consensus, a term coined by Williamson. The authors of the chapters of the book, including Williamson, gave presentations, followed by a general discussion.
Over the course of five decades, Williamson has published an extraordinary number of books, articles, and other pieces on topics ranging from international monetary economics to development policy. His work bridges the scholarly literature and policy debates in international economics. His publications on the Washington Consensus, exchange rate policy, and international monetary reform have profoundly influenced public discourse, government policy, and the evolution of the discipline. The Festschrift reflects upon and celebrates these contributions.