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Turning points in history

Turning points in history How crises have changed the tasks and practice of central banks

The crisis experienced in recent years has had a transformative impact on economic thinking, public opinion vis-à-vis the financial system and our economic order per se, prompting a widespread debate. Central banks are also caught up in this process, as are perceptions of the role they play. Some now believe that we are facing a historic sea change.

It is against this backdrop that the Bundesbank will host a conference, which will look into the question of how – from a historical perspective – economic crises have transformed the role played by central banks.

Programme

Welcome
09.00 – 09.30
Jens Weidmann © Manjit Jari

Dr Jens Weidmann,
President of the Deutsche Bundesbank

How did central banks contribute to the stability of the financial system? Evolving demands and realisations
09.30 – 11.15
Jan Pieter Krahnen

Moderator:
Jan Pieter Krahnen, Center for Financial Studies

Biography
87 KB, PDF

Panellists
Claudia Buch © Alexandra Lechner

Claudia M. Buch,
Deutsche
Bundesbank

Curriculum vitae

Presentation
384 KB, PDF

Marvin Goodfriend

Marvin Goodfriend,
Carnegie Mellon University

Biography
12 KB, PDF
Presentation
94 KB, PDF

Charles Goodhart

Charles Goodhart,
London School of Economics and Political Science

Biography
9 KB, PDF

Central banks and fiscal authorities: Dominance versus independence
11.45 – 13.30
Otmar Issing

Moderator:
Otmar Issing, Center for Financial Studies

Biography
15 KB, PDF

Panellists
Alan J. Auerbach

Alan J. Auerbach,
University of California,
Berkeley

Biography
68 KB, PDF

Markus Brunnermeier © Frank Rumpenhorst

Markus K. Brunnermeier,
Princeton University

Biography
12 KB, PDF

Presentation
623 KB, PDF

Benjamin Friedman

Benjamin Friedman,
Harvard University

Biography
108 KB, PDF

Narayana Kocherlakota

Narayana Kocherlakota,
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Biography
254 KB, PDF

Presentation
327 KB, PDF

How policymakers should safeguard Europe against future crises: A dialogue
14.30 – 16.00

Moderator:
Claus Döring, Börsenzeitung

Panellists
Michel Sapin

Michel Sapin, Minister of Finance and Public
Accounts, France

Biography
30 KB, PDF | in French

Wolfgang Schäuble © Ilja C. Hendel / Bundesministerium der Finanzen

Wolfgang Schäuble, Federal Minister of
Finance, Germany

Biography
204 KB, PDF

Central banks and the international environment: Exchange rate regimes and international coordination
16.30 – 18.15
Harold James

Moderator:
Harold James, Princeton University

Panellists
Paul De Grauwe

Paul De Grauwe,
London School of Economics and Political Science

Barry Eichengreen

Barry Eichengreen,
University of California, Berkeley

Presentation
430 KB, PDF

Hélène Rey

Hélène Rey,
London Business School

Biography
38 KB, PDF

Presentation
219 KB, PDF

Concluding remarks
18:15
Mervyn King

Mervyn King,
former Governor of the Bank of England


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