Next Generation Central Banking: Climate Change, Inequality, Financial Instability
In March 2020, central banks have once again proven to be the first line of defense in crisis-ridden times. With their far reaching actions they prevented the world from experiencing a collapse of financial markets on top of the severe health and economic crisis caused by Covid-19. Since the global financial crisis, central banks' roles and repertoire have vastly changed.
The Federal Reserve has recently adopted a new strategy of average inflation targeting for its monetary policy and the European Central Bank is currently conducting the first strategy review in 17 years - President Lagarde has made it very clear that the ECB intends to address this new role.
We believe that this calls for a wider debate on the role of central banks in times of financial instability, growing inequality and an escalating climate crisis. Central banks have powerful tools at their disposal. Should they - and if so, how - support policy goals beyond their traditional price stability mandate? The conference “Next Generation Central Banking: Climate change, inequality, financial instability” on 3-5. February 2021 will provide a forum on these timely questions.
With (among others):
- Claudia Buch,Vice-President, Deutsche Bundesbank
- Adam Tooze, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History; Columbia University
- Mary C. Daly*, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
- Carolyn Sissoko, Senior Lecturer, Economics; UWE Bristol
- Michael Horváth, Chief Economist, Slovakian National Bank
- Irene Tinagli*, Member of the European Parliament, Chairwoman of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee
- Daniela Gabor, Professor of Economics and Macro-Finance, UWE Bristol
- Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament, Greens EFA Group
- Pierre Monnin, Senior Fellow, Council on Economic Policies
- Benjamin Braun, Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
- Jens van’t Klooster, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven
Wednesday 03. February 2021; 6:00-8:30 p.m. (CET)
Thursday 04. Feburary 2021; 2:00-7:00 p.m. (CET)
Friday 05. Feburary 2021; 2:00-7:00 p.m. (CET)
The detailed program of the conference will be published shortly and continually updated.
Please be advised that online events will be held using the software provided by Zoom. Depending on the type of event (that is, with or without audience participation), you may require a camera and/or a microphone in order to be able to take part.
You may either use the software client or the app. The internet browsers Chrome and Edge will enable you to participate simply via an access link. Further information on how to use Zoom is available here. Please make sure that you are using the latest version of Zoom so that you have the necessary settings.
The access information will be sent to you via e-mail 24 h prior to the event and, again, 2 h prior to the event.