Upcoming Event

Sustainable Policy Responses: EU and US Perspectives

Thu. September 20, 2018 - Fri. September 21, 2018
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The world is changing fast and policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic face a wide range of challenges; be it pushing at bay the spectra of secular stagnation, lowering inequality, defining frameworks to manage new technologies or tackling climate change and migration. In this third edition of the EU and US Perspectives conference series, we contrast the policy choices being put in place in the US and the EU, and debate whether these will ultimate deliver sustainable outcomes.

• Growth and inequality demand side vs supply side policies
Low growth and inequality are common challenges on both sides of the Atlantic. When it comes to the policy response, however, very different choices are being made. In the US, the emphasis is on demand-side economics, while the euro area is leaning more towards the supply side.

• Brave new finance - Fintech and crypto-currencies
The Bitcoin-bubble brought Fintech to the headlines, but it is more than crypto-currencies. Established financial firms are responding by embarking on Fintech themselves, accompanied by downsizing of traditional business modes. Regulators and central banks have yet to set the policy response, but a first few hints are emerging.

•  Labour markets, wages, robots and migration
Globalisation was the labour market buzzword of the 2000s; the debate is now moving to migration and robots and how this will shape labour markets and wage formation in the future. For developing countries emigration can mean a valuable loss of resources. Attention is turning in particular to the African continent and not least as a new frontier for infrastructure.

• Regulation and climate change
Climate change scenarios differ in their extent, but regulatory changes and environmental requirements are already nudging both financial and non-financial corporations towards a new approach. This, in turn, will have very wide-reaching consequences.

• Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Société Générale
• Ambroise Fayolle, European Investment Bank
• Marc Niederkorn, McKinsey
• Pier Carlo Padoan
• Peter Praet, European Central Bank
• Jeffrey Sachs, Earth Institute at Columbia University
• Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University

• Olivier de Boysson, Société Générale
• Charles Calomiris, Columbia University
• Ishac Diwan, Columbia University
• Stan Dupré, 2 Degrees Investing Initiative
• Jakob de Haan, De Nederlandsche Bank
• Ernest Gnan, Oesterreichische Nationalbank
• Merit Janow, Columbia | SIPA
• Lise Kingo, UN, Global Compact
• Michala Marcussen, Société Générale
• Andrew McDowell, European Investment Bank
• Patricia Mosser, Columbia | SIPA
• Thomas Philippon, Stern School of Business, NYU
• Mahmood Pradhan, International Monetary Fund
• Ebrahim Rahbari, CitiGroup
• Debora Revoltella, European Investment Bank
• Mattia Romani, EBRD
• Paul Sheard, formerly S&P Global
• Marc Olivier Strauss-Kahn, Banque de France
• Jan Svejnar, Columbia | SIPA
• Natacha Valla, European Central Bank
• Nicolas Veron, Peterson Institute
• Angel Ubide, Goldman Sachs
• Boris Vujčić, Central Bank of Croatia

•  Day 1, Thursday, 20th September 2018, 11:30-17:40
•  Day 2, Friday, 21st September 2018, 08:00-13:40

 SUERF members: Participation in this conference is open to all SUERF Members: Personal Members and all employees from SUERF Member Institutions (Central Banks, Corporate and Academic Institutions).
•  Non-SUERF Members:  By invitation only. For more information please contact suerf[AT]oenb.at

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