Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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

Keynote: COVID, the green transition and development challenges – a view from the two sides of the Atlantics 
Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB

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

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

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

Keynote Session:  Managing the climate transition — Transatlantic perspectives
Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Societe Generale
Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President of the EIB

Moderated by Jan Svejnar, Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance at Columbia University
Closing comments
Ricardo Mourinho, Vice-President of the EIB