The ECB Forum on Central Banking takes place once a year in Sintra, Portugal, and is organised by the European Central Bank.
It brings together central bank governors, academics, high-level financial market representatives, journalists and others to exchange views on current policy issues and discuss the Forum’s key topic from a longer-term perspective.
The 2018 ECB Forum on Central Banking explored the behaviour of prices and wages in advanced economies, both from a macro- and a microeconomic perspective. Changes in their behaviour are currently at the core of monetary policy debates globally. The discussion benefited from a variety of viewpoints coming from academics, policymakers and financial market participants.