SUERF • CGEG|COLUMBIA|SIPA • EIB • SOCIETE GENERALE E-Conference
Low interest rates mechanically offer more policy room and consensus is that governments should make full use hereof to combat the headwinds from the Covid-19 crisis; even in those countries with already high debt levels. A lively debate is already emerging as to whether, this time, higher public debt will come with higher inflation. Non-financial corporations are also set to see debt levels increase from often high starting points and even prior to the crisis this was a source of concern. Question is whether the 2020 crisis will mark a turning point that will see capital favoured over debt, and what this could mean both for real investment and financial asset prices.
Format: Online via Cisco WebEx
Date: Wednesday, 14 October 2020
Time: 13:30-18:30 CET (Brussels, Frankfurt, Paris, Vienna)
07:30-12:30 EST (New York)
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|Wednesday, 14 October 2020|
Jakob de Haan, SUERF President
Finding the right “Hall of mirrors”? The mixed blessings of lessons from the past for shaping a post-COVID future
|14:00||Keynote Session I|
Chair: Ernest Gnan, SUERF Secretary General and OeNB
Presentation by Philip R Lane
|15:00||Panel: Covid-19 to climate change: policy responses and future challenges|
Chair: Debora Revoltella, Chief Economist, EIB I SUERF Council
Jean-Pierre Vidal, European Council, Cabinet of President Charles Michel I SUERF Council
Patricia Mosser, Director, MPA Program in Economic Policy Management; Senior Research Scholar of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President, European Investment Bank
|16:00||Keynote Session II|
Chair: Michala Marcussen, Group Chief Economist, Société Générale I SUERF Vice President
Speech by P. Hernández de Cos
Speech by François Villeroy de Galhau
|17:30||Panel: Debt, innovation and inequality|
Chair: Jan Svejnar, Director, Columbia I SIPA I CGEG
Jens Ulbrich, Director, General Economics, Deutsche Bundesbank I SUERF Council
Fernando Restoy, Chairman, Financial Stability Institute, BIS
Marc Auboin, Counsellor in the Economic Research and Statistics Division of the WTO
Angel Ubide, Managing Director, Citadel LLC