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Thursday, March 16, 2023
Thursday, March 16, 2023

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After moving slowly downward for the better part of four decades, central bank gold holdings have risen since the Global Financial Crisis. Which countries have been driving this trend reversal? What are the motifs of official gold reserve buyers? Relative return and/or safe haven considerations? Fear of sanctions? A group of top international experts presents empirical research findings on these questions and will discuss what might be in the pipeline with regards to the role of gold in official reserves.

Program

Time
Thursday, 16 March 2023
17:00
Presentation

Gold as International Reserves: A Barbarous Relic No More?

Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley presentation

Co-authors: Serkan Arslanalp and Chima Simpson-Bell, IMF
IMF working paper 

17:20
Discussion and Q&A with the audience
Moderation: Ernest Gnan, SUERF Secretary General
Shaokai Fan, Global Head of Central Banks, World Gold Council presentation
Omar Zulaica, Senior Asset Management Specialist, BIS presentation
Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
18:00
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