ECB central bank forum preview: It's a Dragh fuelled end to the week for the ECB, BOE, Fed and BOJ

Author: Ryan Littlestone | Category: Central Banks

The ECB hold a forum on central banking in Portugal. Here's the schedule

Mario Draghi, Mark Carney, Stanley Fischer and Huruhiko Kuroda hold top billing at the ECB forum on central banking in Sintra, Portugal

The event kicks off tonight 17.30 gmt with a welcome address my Mario Draghi and then an after dinner speech by the Fed's Stanley Fischer.

I've spoken to the ECB and Draghi's opening remarks are apparently going to be very brief, so we shouldn't expect any big headlines from it. Aside from Fischer's speech after, the bulk of speeches are tomorrow and Saturday with Draghi opening with an introductory speech at 08.00 gmt

There's plenty of other bigwigs on the menu so it looks like headline city all day tomorrow and Saturday

Here's the full schedule (times are gmt+1);

Thursday, 21 May 2015


6.30 p.m.

Opening reception and dinner

Welcome address

Mario DraghiPresident, European Central Bank

Dinner hosted by the Executive Board of the European Central Bank

Dinner speech

Stanley Fischer,Vice Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Friday, 22 May 2015


9 a.m.

Introductory speech

Mario DraghiPresident, European Central Bank

9.30 a.m.

Session 1: Current perspectives on inflation and unemployment in the euro area and advanced economies

Chair:Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank

Inflation and activity - two explorations, and their monetary policy

Olivier Blanchard, Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department, International Monetary Fund (with Eugenio Cerutti, Senior Economist, International Monetary Fund andLawrence H. Summers, Professor, Harvard University)

Discussant: Laurence Ball, Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Hysteresis and the European unemployment problem revisited

Jordi Galí, Professor, Pompeu Fabra University, CREI

Discussant: Robert J. Gordon, Professor, Northwestern University

11.30 a.m.

Coffee break

12 a.m.

Panel: Current perspectives on inflation and unemployment in the euro area and advanced economies

Willem Buiter, Chief Economist, Citi

Mark Carney, Governor, Bank of England

Dennis Snower, President, Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Lawrence H. Summers, Professor, Harvard University

1.30 p.m

Lunch

7.30 p.m.

Reception and dinner

Saturday, 23 May 2015


9 a.m.

Session 2: Structural perspectives on European employment, productivity and growth in a global context

Chair: Vítor Constâncio, Vice-President, European Central Bank

11 a.m.

Unemployment in Europe: what does it take to bring it down?

Tito Boeri,Professor, Bocconi University (with Juan-Francisco Jimeno, Head of Research Division, Banco de España)

Discussant: Gilles Saint-Paul, Professor, Paris School of Economics

Innovation and growth

SirChristopher Pissarides, Professor, London School of Economics

Discussant: John Fernald, Senior Research Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Coffee break

11.30 a.m.

Panel: Structural perspectives on European employment, productivity and growth in a global context

Patrick Honohan, Governor, Central Bank of Ireland

Catherine Mann, Chief Economist, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Jean Pisani-Ferry, Commissioner General, France Stratégie

Christoph M. Schmidt, Chairman, German Council of Economic Experts

1 p.m.

Lunch

2.30 p.m.

Policy panel

Mario Draghi, President, European Central Bank

Stanley Fischer, Vice Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor, Bank of Japan

Moderator:Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief, The Economist

4 p.m.

Award ceremony - young economists' posters

Closing remarksFamily photo

7 p.m.

Dinner hosted by the Banco de Portugal



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