Todd B. Walker
Walter Professor of Financial Economics, Indiana University
Director, Center for Applied Economics and Policy Research
On October 25, 2014, Indiana University hosted the conference, Financial Crises Past and Present: Celebrating the Research Contributions of Elmus R. Wicker. Ellis Tallman (Oberlin College) and Eric Leeper (Indiana University) organized the conference, which included the distinguished participants, Jeremy Atack (Vanderbilt University), Al Broaddus (former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond), Charles Calomiris (Columbia University), Gary Gorton (Yale University), William Roberds (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta), Gary Richardson (UC-Irvine), and George von Furstenberg (Indiana University). A highlight of the conference—that delighted Elmus—was the announcement of the creation of www.federalreservehistory.org, a website devoted to documenting the history of monetary policy in the United States. Of course, Elmus' work plays a prominent role in the historical narrative.