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ECB Forum on Central Banking 2024

Monetary policy in an era of transformation

1-3 July 2024, Sintra, Portugal

Conference moderation: Claire Jones, International Economy News Editor, Financial Times

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Programme

All times are local (CET -1)

Monday, 1 July 2024
18:30

Opening reception and dinner

Dinner hosted by the Executive Board of the European Central Bank

Introductory speech

Christine Lagarde, President, European Central Bank

Live streaming of the speech will begin at 20:00.

Tuesday, 2 July 2024
8:30

Session 1: The rise and fall of inflation in the euro area – past, present and future

Chair: Luis de Guindos, Vice-President, European Central Bank

Paper: “The drivers of post-pandemic inflation”

Author: Giorgio Primiceri, Professor, Northwestern University
(together with Domenico Giannone, International Monetary Fund)

Discussant: Fernanda Nechio, Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

9:30

Session 2: The economics of biodiversity

Chair: Frank Elderson, Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank

Paper: “The economics of biodiversity loss”

Author: Theresa Kuchler, Associate Professor, New York University, Stern School of Business
(together with Stefano Giglio, Yale University, Johannes Stroebel, New York University, Stern School of Business and Olivier Wang, New York University, Stern School of Business)

Discussant: Katia Karousakis, Biodiversity Programme Leader, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

10:30

Young Economist Prize

Introduction of the finalists

11:00

Coffee break and poster session for the Young Economist Prize

11:30

Panel 1: Geopolitical shocks and inflation

Chair: Isabel Schnabel, Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank

  • Jan Hatzius, Chief Economist, Goldman Sachs
  • Matteo Iacoviello, Senior Associate Director, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • Moritz Schularick, President, Kiel Institut für Weltwirtschaft
13:00

Lunch

14:30

Policy panel

  • Roberto Campos Neto, Governor, Banco Central do Brasil
  • Christine Lagarde, President, European Central Bank
  • Jerome Powell, Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Moderator: Sara Eisen, Anchor, CNBC

15:30

End of day 1

15:35

Group photo (all participants)

19:30

Informal dinner hosted by the Executive Board of the European Central Bank

Wednesday, 3 July 2024
8:30

Poster session for the Young Economist Prize

9:00

Session 3: Monetary policy cycles

Chair: Luis de Guindos, Vice-President, European Central Bank

Paper: “Rate cycles”

Author: Kristin Forbes, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(together with Ayhan Kose and Jongrim Ha, both World Bank)

Discussant: Paolo Surico, Professor, London Business School

 10:00

Session 4: Euro area productivity in the short and long run

Chair: Piero Cipollone, Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank

Paper: “The past, present and future of European productivity”

Author: Antonin Bergeaud, Associate Professor, HEC Paris

Discussant: Kalina Manova, Professor, University College London

11:00

Coffee break

11:30

Panel 2: Drivers of equilibrium interest rates

Chair: Philip R. Lane, Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank

  • Claudio Borio, Head of the Monetary and Economic Department, Bank for International Settlements
  • Federica Romei, Associate Professor, University of Oxford
  • Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé, Professor, Columbia University
  • John Williams, President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
13:00

Lunch

14:30

A conversation about current issues facing the international financial system

  • Lesetja Kganyago, Governor, South African Reserve Bank
  • Klaas Knot, President, De Nederlandsche Bank and Chair of the Financial Stability Board
15:15

Award ceremony for the Young Economist Prize

 

Closing remarks

Christine Lagarde, President, European Central Bank

18:30

Reception and dinner hosted by the Banco de Portugal
The bus to the dinner venue departs at 18:00.

This programme may be subject to change without notice.

Audiovisual notice: The entire event will be live streamed. Recordings will be uploaded to the ECB’s website shortly after the end of the Forum. Journalists will be present and will report on the event.

General information

Conference language

English

Contacts

ECB Forum on Central Banking
Conference organisation office

+39 377 979 2264 info@ecbforum.eu
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