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EU and US Perspectives: Changing climates
EU and US Perspectives: Changing climates
EU and US Perspectives: Changing climates


EU and US Perspectives: Changing climates

Format: Online via Cisco Webex
Date:    Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Time:    13:30 CET (Brussels, Frankfurt, Paris) ⁄ 07:30 EST (New York)

Common threads are clearly visible in how the US and Europe are tackling the Covid-19 crisis, be it temporary measures to protect the supply side or seizing the opportunity of green and digital transformations to support recovery medium-to-longer term. Both the ECB and the Fed have redesigned monetary policy strategies and the Biden Administration has reaffirmed US interest in close economic ties with Europe. Moreover, both the US and the EU face questions on how to tackle the broader geopolitical landscape. Behind these commonalities, important differences nonetheless reside and these hold significant implications in a world of changing climates.

Please join us for what promises to be a lively discussion with leading policymakers and experts from both sides of the Atlantic.

Tuesday, 12 October 2021
13:30 Opening and Welcome

Jakob De Haan, SUERF President I Professor of Political Economy, University of Groningen

13:45 Keynote: ECB Monetary Policy

Monetary strategy and inflation in Europe: what’s new?
François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Banque de France

Speech - pdf

14:15 Keynote: COVID, the green transition and development challenges – a view from the two sides of the Atlantics 

Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB

14:30 Fireside chat: Economic Outlook

Moderation by Michala Marcussen, Societe Generale I SUERF Vice President

Philip R. Lane, Member of the ECB’s Executive Board

Klaus Regling, Managing Director of the European Stability Mechanism

15:15 Keynote: Role of Central Banks in a 21st Century Economy, Monetary Policy Frameworks, and the Choice of Leadership

Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor, Columbia University

15:45 Panel - Cross Atlantic views of the new policy mix

Moderation by Ernest Gnan, Head of Economic Analysis Division, OeNB and SUERF

Elga Bartsch, Head of Economic and Markets Research, BlackRock Investment Institute

Patricia C. Mosser, Director of the MPA Program in Economic Policy Management at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs

Debora Revoltella, Chief economist at the EIB

Jan Svejnar, Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance at Columbia University

17:00 Keynote Session:  Managing the climate transition — Transatlantic perspectives

Moderated by Jan Svejnar, Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance at Columbia University

Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Societe Generale

Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President of the EIB

18:00 Closing comments

Ricardo Mourinho, Vice-President of the EIB

18:15 Close

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