Governor, Bank of Finland (2004-2018)
“The Bank of Finland has organized eight joint events with SUERF in Helsinki since 1988. These have offered valuable opportunities in the spirit of SUERF’s mission to bring academics, central bankers, and practitioners together to discuss topical issues in money and finance, SUERF’s two key areas. I highly appreciate the lively interactive atmosphere always present at these events. A forum like SUERF can do a great service in facilitating broad-based discussions also concerning the future development of Europe.”
Professor, Loughborough University
"I am proud to have been a former President of SUERF and to remain a member of the Council of Management. SUERF is a network association of banks, central banks, financial practitioners, regulators, and academics with interests in money and finance and their role in the economy. Through its conferences and publications over a period of more than fifty years it aims to offer valuable network opportunities to discuss important issues of the day. Its strength lies in bringing to the debate on topical issues the different perspectives of its constituencies: each learns from the others’ different perspectives."
Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism, ECB
"Speaking at a SUERF conference I met with a very constructive atmosphere which facilitated the exchange of views between bankers and supervisors."
Governor, Oesterreichische Nationalbank
„The Oesterreichische Nationalbank has hosted SUERF’s Secretariat at our premises in Vienna since 2000. Our long-standing co-operation with SUERF has been both a pleasure and of mutual benefit. During this time, we have jointly organised nine workshops, conferences and colloquia. These events have been of consistently high scientific quality and have always addressed topics of immediate interest to central bankers, supervisors, financial firms and academic economists. SUERF successfully creates a joint communication and networking platform among quite distinct groups. SUERF smoothly bridges the gaps in language, concepts, and interests among them, thus creating new perspectives, insights and solutions. What I particularly like about SUERF is the Association’s non-profit, non-partisan attitude: people there seek to facilitate dialogue and new thinking, not to push an agenda or make a profit. We will gladly continue our co-operation, and I warmly recommend membership and support for SUERF.“
Economic Adviser and Head of Research, Monetary and Economic Department, BIS
”SUERF provides a rare setting where economists from academia, central banks and the private sector can debate cutting edge issues and reach insights that are much more than the sum of the individual contributions. Academic studies benefit from the richer institutional setting from practitioners and policymakers, while applied work benefits from the eye on detail and rigour that academics provide. I applaud SUERF’s efforts and expect it to contribute further to the development of the subject.”
Professor Emeritus, University of Copenhagen
“As one of the – fortunately numerous – academic economists with a keen interest in monetary policy and financial markets SUERF has provided a natural and greatly appreciated habitat since I joined in the 1970s. The high level of the information and the analysis presented at SUERF events and, even more, the opportunity to engage in contacts with policy makers and financial sector specialists, have been precious and well beyond what larger and more public events can offer.”
Chair, Systematic Risk Council
"In bringing together academics, commentators and policymakers, SUERF's events and publications help to improve the quality of public debate about stability and regulatory policy in Europe. That's very important. I have been glad to be part of their efforts."
Chairman, UBS AG
"SUERF does a great job in identifying the burning issues in central banking, money and finance. SUERF’s mission to bring together academics, policy makers and financial practitioners has become all the more important in the post-crisis environment. SUERF’s highly focused events and publications really add value. It is a network worth supporting and being part of."