SUERF BAFFI Bocconi e-lecture
Thursday, 16 March 2023 | 17:00-18:00 CET | online via Webex
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.
|Thursday, 16 March 2023|
Gold as International Reserves: A Barbarous Relic No More?
Co-authors: Serkan Arslanalp and Chima Simpson-Bell, IMF
|17:20||Discussion and Q&A with the audience|
Moderation: Ernest Gnan, SUERF Secretary General
Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
Shaokai Fan, Global Head of Central Banks, World Gold Council
Omar Zulaica, Senior Asset Management Specialist, BIS