WHY PRICE STABILITY?

First ECB Central Banking Conference
2 and 3 November 2000, Frankfurt am Main


  Programme
  Contacts
  Documents


Programme

  Thursday, 2 November 2000
  Friday, 3 November 2000

Thursday, 2 November 2000

  • 4 p.m.
    Opening speech:
    Willem F. Duisenberg
    European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • 4.15 p.m.
    First session
    DO WE KNOW HOW LOW INFLATION SHOULD BE?

    Chairperson:
    Lex Hoogduin
    European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Speaker:
    Charles Wyplosz
    Graduate Institute of International Studies, Genève, Switzerland

    Discussants:
    William T. Dickens
    The Brookings Institution, Washington D.C., USA
    Lars E.O. Svensson
    Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 6.15 p.m.
    End of first session
  • 6.30 p.m.
    Shuttle service to the museum "Städelsches Kunstinstitut"
  • 7 p.m.
    Reception
  • 7.30 p.m.
    Dinner

    Keynote speech:
    Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa
    European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Friday, 3 November 2000


  • 8.30 a.m.
    Second session
    THE CASE FOR PRICE STABILITY

    Chairperson:
    Eugenio Domingo Solans
    European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Speakers:
    Marvin Goodfriend
    Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, USA

    Robert King
    University of Virginia, Department of Economics, Virginia, USA

    Discussants:
    Jordi Galí
    Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

    Guido Tabellini
    Bocconi University and Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research, Milan, Italy
  • 11 a.m.
    Third session
    MONETARY POLICY ISSUES IN A LOW INFLATION ENVIRONMENT

    Chairperson:
    Sirkka Hämäläinen
    European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Speaker:
    José Viñals
    Servicios de Estudios, Banco de España, Madrid, Spain

    Discussants:
    Lars Heikensten
    Sveriges Riksbank, Stockholm, Sweden

    Jeffrey C. Fuhrer
    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Boston, USA
  • 2.30 p.m.
    Policy Panel
    WHY PRICE STABILITY?

    Chairperson:
    Christian Noyer
    European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Introduction:
    Otmar Issing
    European Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Other speakers:
    Laurence Ball
    John Hopkins University, Department of Economics, Baltimore, USA

    Paul de Grauwe
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Centrum voor Economische Studiën, Leuven, Belgium

    Frederic Mishkin
    Columbia University, Graduate School of Business, New York, USA

    Lucas Papademos
    Bank of Greece, Athens, Greece

    Jean-Claude Trichet
    Banque de France, Paris, France
  • 5 p.m.
    End of Conference
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Contacts

Organisation Office

Phone: +49 (0) 69 971 76 - 400
Fax: +49 (0) 69 971 76 - 157
E-mail: ecb-conference@malekigroup.com

ECB Press Division

Phone: +49 (0) 69 13 44 - 74 55
Fax: +49 (0) 69 13 44 - 74 04
E-mail: info@ecb.int

Conference location

Hotel Inter-Continental, Frankfurt am Main
Wilhelm-Leuschner-Strasse 43
D-60329 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 69 26 05 - 25 28
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Documents

Opening speech:
Willem F. Duisenberg, Welcome speech.

Conference proceedings:
Why price stability?
First ECB Central Banking Conference November 2000, Frankfurt, Germany, June 2001,  pdf 1700 kB, en (complete book).

Individual parts:

  • Foreword and Introduction:  pdf 79 kB, en.
  • Charles Wyplosz, Do we know how low should inflation be?
    Comments: William T. Dickens, Lars E.O. Svensson, General discussion.  pdf 366 kB, en.
  • Marvin Goodfriend and Robert G. King, The case for price stability.
    Comments: Jordi Galí, Guido Tabellini, General discussion.  pdf 477 kB, en.
  • José Viñals, Monetary policy issues in a low inflation environment.
    Comments: Lars Heikensten, Jeff Fuhrer, General discussion.  pdf 465 kB, en.
  • Otmar Issing, Why price stability?
    Comments: Laurence Ball, Paul De Grauwe, Frederic Mishkin, Lucas Papademos, Jean-Claude Trichet, General discussion.  pdf 354 kB, en.
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