ECB Forum on Central Banking 2019

20 Years of European Economic and Monetary Union

Sintra, Portugal, 17-19 June 2019

Participation is by invitation only.

Programme

All times are local.

Monday, 17 June

18:30

Opening reception and dinner

Opening remarks

Mario Draghi, President, European Central Bank

Dinner hosted by the Executive Board of the European Central Bank

Dinner address

Olivier Blanchard, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Live streaming of the opening remarks by President Draghi and the dinner speech by Mr Blanchard will commence at around 20:00.

Tuesday, 18 June

Young economists’ competition

Posters produced by young economists presenting their research will be on display throughout the Forum.

Participants are invited to talk to the students individually about their research and to rate the posters using the electronic facility provided. Participants’ ratings will serve as input for the selection of the best paper, which will be awarded a prize at the end of the Forum.

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9:00

Introductory speech

Mario Draghi, President, European Central Bank

9:30

Session 1 - The first 20 years of EMU

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


Paper 1 - Real convergence in the EMU

Jean Imbs, Professor, Paris School of Economics and New York University, Abu Dhabi

Discussant: Şebnem Kalemli-Özcan, Professor, University of Maryland

10:30
Coffee break and young economists’ poster session
11:00

Presentation
The single monetary policy: 20 years of experience

Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank

11:30

Panel - The first 20 years of EMU

Chair: Philip R. Lane, Governor, Central Bank of Ireland

  • Laurence Boone, Chief Economist, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Markus Brunnermeier, Professor, Princeton University
  • Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
  • Ricardo Reis, Professor, London School of Economics
13:00
Lunch
15:00

Policy panel

Moderator: Claire Jones, Frankfurt Bureau Chief, Financial Times

  • Mark Carney, Governor, Bank of England
  • Mario Draghi, President, European Central Bank
  • Janet Yellen, Former Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (tbc)

Group photo

18:30
Reception and dinner

Wednesday, 19 June

10:00

Session 2 - The future of EMU

Chair: Sabine Lautenschläger, Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank


Paper 2 - Superstar firms and spatial agglomeration: An exploration of effects in Europe

Laura Alfaro, Professor, Harvard University, with Maggie X. Chen, Professor, George Washington University and Harald Fadinger, Professor, University of Mannheim

Discussant: Gianmarco Ottaviano, Professor, Bocconi University

11:00
Coffee break and young economists’ poster session
11:30

Paper 3 - Demographic changes, migration and economic growth in the euro area

Axel Börsch-Supan, Director, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy

Discussant: Anna Maria Mayda, Associate Professor, Georgetown University

12:30
Lunch
13:30

Panel - The future of EMU

Chair: Benoît Cœuré, Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank

  • Marcel Fratzscher, President, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)
  • Gita Gopinath, Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department, International Monetary Fund
  • Martin Hellwig, Director (em.), Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
  • Paul Krugman, Distinguished Professor, City University of New York

Award ceremony – Young economists’ competition

15:00

Closing remarks

Mario Draghi, President, European Central Bank

18:30
Reception and dinner hosted by the Banco de Portugal

This programme may be subject to change without notice.

General information

Conference venue

Penha Longa Hotel
Estrada da Lagoa Azul, Linhó
Sintra, Portugal

Conference room Penha Longa Palace – Coroa I

+351 21 924 9000
Fax: +351 21 924 9007
info@ecbforum.eu

Transfers

A shuttle service from Lisbon airport to the Penha Longa Hotel is offered for participants – further information and the departure schedule will be available from the Forum’s information desk at the airport.

For more information refer to the FAQ page.

Dress code

Business attire for the dinner on Monday, 17 June

Smart casual attire for all other events

English

Contacts

ECB Forum on Central Banking
Conference organisation office

+39 377 979 2264
info@ecbforum.eu