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Venue

Société Générale”s U.S. Headquartes
Town Hall, 5th Floor
245 Park Avenue (btw 46th & 47th Streets)
New York, NY 10167

Format

New York

Date

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

In cooperation with

Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) has been a driving force of the global economy and financial markets since the project was first launched on 1 January 1999. The crisis revealed the structural fault lines of the initial project and although significant progress has been made to strengthen the institutional setup, further work lies ahead. Bringing together leading policymakers, technical experts and practitioners, the first SUERF conference held in the United States offers a unique opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of EMU and the key factors to watch for both economic and market trends. The conference will address the following key questions: What is required for European finance to become fit for growth? Does the ECB have enough ammunition to get inflation back to target? Is helicopter money the next unorthodox policy tool? Can the Single Market deliver a new growth spurt for Europe? How will Europe tackle the changing political landscape?

Conference Programme (pdf)

Program

Time
Wednesday, 5 October 2016
11:45
Registration and Welcome Sandwiches
13:00
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Urs W. Birchler, SUERF President and University of Zurich
Merit Janow, Dean, Columbia University SIPA
13:30
SESSION 1 - MAKING EUROPEAN FINANCE FIT FOR GROWTH
13:30
Policy Address: Lessons learnt from the crisis
Klaus Regling, Managing Director of European Stability Mechanism (ESM)
14:00
Panel Discussion: How the crisis has changed finance - drawing cross Atlantic parallels
Chair: Michala Marcussen, Global Head of Economics, SGCIB
Charles Calomiris, Professor of Financial Institutions, Columbia University
Andrew Mcdowell, Vice President, European Investment Bank
Frederic Oudea, CEO of Société Générale
Nicolas Véron, Senior Fellow at Bruegel, Visiting Fellow at Peterson Institute of Economics
15:15
Coffee Break
15:45
SESSION 2 - UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF EUROPE
15:45
Panel Discussion: Making the most of Europe
Chair: Debora Revoltella, Director of the Economics Department, European Investment Bank
Edmond Alphandery, President of the Euro 50 Group
Edmund Phelps, Professor of Political Economy, Columbia University
Patrick McMahon, CEO, MKP Capital Management
Fabrizio Pagani, Head of Office of Italy’s Minister of Economic and Finance
Willem Buiter, Chief Economist, Citibank
17:00
Policy Address: Next steps towards an innovative Europe
Ambroise Fayolle, Vice President, European Investment Bank
17:30
End of 1st Day
Time
Thursday, 6 October 2016
07:30
Registration and Welcome Coffee
08:30
Welcome
Ernest Gnan, SUERF Secretary General, Head of Economic Analysis Division at Central Bank of Austria
08:45
Policy Address: Europe’s Changing Landscape
Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, Chairman of Societe Generale
09:15
SESSION 3 - CHALLENGES FOR THE SINGLE MONETARY POLICY
09:15
Policy Address: Monetary policy transmission in the Euro area
Peter Praet, ECB Executive Board
09:45
Panel Discussion: European monetary policy and implications for US markets
Chair: Natacha Valla, Head of Policy and Strategy Division at European Investment Bank
Marc Olivier Strauss-Kahn, Director General of Economics and International Relations, Banque de France
Richard Clarida, Professor of Economics, International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Patricia Mosser, Senior Research Scholar, Founding Director, Initiative on Central Banking, Columbia University
Boris Vujcic, Governor, Central Bank of Croatia
11:00
Coffee Break
11:30
SESSION 4 - MORE OR LESS EUROPE
11:30
Policy Address
Marco Buti, Director General for Economic and Financial Affairs, EU Commission
12:00
Panel Discussion: Debating the future geography of the European Union
Chair: Jan Svejnar, Professor of Global Political Economy, Columbia University
Patrick Bolton, Professor of Business, Finance and Economics, Columbia University
Joachim Fels, Global Economic Advisor, PIMCO
Richard Portes, Professor of Economics, London Business School
13:15
Conclusions
Jan Svejnar, Professor of Global Political Economy, Columbia University
13:30
Light Lunch