Comments on my 9/11 post

Thanks, Warren,

We were then in Bratislava… I was the first to speak after Michael and the Muslim speaker (forgot the name)…  I also remember that we cut the coffee break to listen to Becker’s and Horowitz’ assessments of the impacts — months later it turned out their on-the-back-of-an-envelope calculations were very precise.


Krassen [Stanchev]



Your “Remembering 9/11..” is eloquent and incisive. Would that we can turn back the unleashed Leviathan; and, with amends, again become a beacon on a hill.

John [Sainsbury


Dear Warren,

Excellent commentary on 9/11, and the insane government wars in the Middle East……

I was in NY that fateful day, having arrived a week earlier to take over as prez of FEE.  For the next week the phones went dead, nobody called, and we had my first big FEE dinner scheduled in a month at the Harvard Club with Paul Gigot as the speaker.  My first decision was whether to cancel or not.  I decided that if necessary we would hold our first FEE dinner around the dinner table…..Fortunately, the phones came alive and we had over 200 attend.

Did you see that Pres Obama read Psalm 46 yesterday at 911 ceremony?  It’s called Shakespeare’s psalm.  If you look at the 46th word in Psalm 46 and combine it with the 46th word counting backwards from the end of the psalm, you’ll see why……

All the best, AEIOU,


Mark Skousen


Dear Warren

Thank you for sending this e-mail…I really liked your article, thought-provoking and balanced. I spent most of the summer in Princeton doing research and missed not getting together with you for lunch during the summer. During one of my visits this fall, let’s try to meet for lunch.

My best.

Iqbal [Zaidi]

Author: Warren Coats

I specialize in advising central banks on monetary policy and the development of the capacity to formulate and implement monetary policy.  I joined the International Monetary Fund in 1975 from which I retired in 2003 as Assistant Director of the Monetary and Financial Systems Department. While at the IMF I led or participated in missions to the central banks of over twenty countries (including Afghanistan, Bosnia, Croatia, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgystan, Moldova, Serbia, Turkey, West Bank and Gaza Strip, and Zimbabwe) and was seconded as a visiting economist to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (1979-80), and to the World Bank's World Development Report team in 1989.  After retirement from the IMF I was a member of the Board of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority from 2003-10 and of the editorial board of the Cayman Financial Review from 2010-2017.  Prior to joining the IMF I was Assistant Prof of Economics at UVa from 1970-75.  I am currently a fellow of Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise.  In March 2019 Central Banking Journal awarded me for my “Outstanding Contribution for Capacity Building.”  My recent books are One Currency for Bosnia: Creating the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina; My Travels in the Former Soviet Union; My Travels to Afghanistan; My Travels to Jerusalem; and My Travels to Baghdad. I have a BA in Economics from the UC Berkeley and a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago. My dissertation committee was chaired by Milton Friedman and included Robert J. Gordon.

One thought on “Comments on my 9/11 post”

Leave a Reply to gok-kasten Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: