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The new EU Member States: convergence and stability

Third ECB Central Banking Conference
21 and 22 October 2004, Frankfurt am Main


Programme

  Thursday, 21 October 2004
  Friday, 22 October 2004

Thursday, 21 October 2004

  • Afternoon
    Opening address:
    Mr Lucas Papademos
    Vice-President, European Central Bank

    First session
    The economic and structural transformation of the new EU Member States

    Chair:
    Mr Christian Noyer
    Governor Bank of France

    Main Speaker:
    Mr Gerard Roland
    CEPR Programme Director on Institutions and Economic Performance, University of California, Berkeley

    Discussants:
    Erkki Liikanen
    Governor, Bank of Finland and
    Mr Val Koromzay
    Director Country Studies, OECD

    Dinner address:
    Mr Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa
    Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank

Friday, 22 October 2004


  • Morning:
    Second session
    International linkages and the macroeconomic performance of the new EU Member States

    Chair:
    Mrs Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell
    Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
    Main speaker:
    Mr Douglas Laxton
    International Monetary Fund

    Discussants:
    Mr Nicholas C. Garganas
    Governor, Bank of Greece and
    Mr Frank Smets
    European Central Bank
  • 11 a.m.
    Third session
    Macroeconomic adjustment in the new EU Member States

    Chair:
    Mr José Manuel González-Páramo
    Member of the Executive Board as from 1 June 2004, European Central Bank

    Main speaker:
    Mr Jürgen von Hagen
    Director of Centre for European Integration Studies, University of Bonn

    Discussants:
    Mr Zsigmond Járai
    President, National Bank of Hungary and
    Mr Sylvester Eijffinger
    CentER,Tilburg University
  • Afternoon:
    Session 4:
    Policy Panel


    Chair:
    Mr Willem F. Duisenberg
    Former President of the European Central Bank

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

    Panelists:
    Mr Leszek Balcerowicz
    President, National Bank of Poland
    Mr Zdenek Tuma
    Governor, Czech National Bank
    Mr Vítor Constâncio
    Governor, Bank of Portugal
    Mr Jens Thomsen
    Member of the Board of Governors, National Bank of Denmark

    Closing address:
    Mr Jean-Claude Trichet
    President of the European Central Bank
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