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Wednesday, 03. February 2021 – Friday, 05. February 2021 Save in my calendar


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.


  • Claudia Buch,Vice-President, Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Adam Tooze, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History; Columbia University
  • Fernanda Nechio, Deputy Governor for International Affairs and Corporate Risk Management at the Central Bank of Brazil
  • Sylvie Goulard, Second Deputy Governor of Banque de France
  • Sabine Lautenschläger, former ECB executive board member
  • Shamshad Akhtar, Former Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan and Finance Minister of Pakistan
  • Ulrich Volz, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance at SOAS, University of London
  • Daniel Stelter, Ökonom und freier Autor
  • Annette Vissing-Jørgensen, Professor of Finance Arno A. Rayner Chair in Finance and Management, University of California, Berkeley
  • Sven Giegold, Member of the European Parliament, Greens EFA Group
  • Sergio Nicoletti Altimari* Deputy Head, Central Banking Operations, European Central Bank
  • Alessia del Vasto, Advocacy Officer, Positive Money
  • Carolyn Sissoko, Senior Lecturer, Economics; UWE Bristol
  • Vitor Constancio, former Vice President, European Central Bank
  • Pierre Monnin, Senior Fellow, Council on Economic Policies
  • Benjamin Braun, Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
  • Michael Horváth, Chief Economist, Slovakian National Bank
  • Jens van’t Klooster, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven
  • Juliá Király, Professor of Finance and Monetary Economics, IBS Budapest, and former Deputy Governor Central Bank of Hungary
  • Rens van Tilburg, Sustainable Finance Lab
  • Wojtek Kalinowski, Veblen Institute
  • Benoît Lallemand, Finance Watch
  • Frank van Lerven, New Economics Foundation
  • Joscha Wullweber, Substitute Professor for Political Economy and Global Governance at Witten/Herdecke University
  • Philippa Sigl-Glöckner, Dezernat Zukunft
  • Daniela Gabor, Professor of Economics and Macro-Finance, UWE Bristol
  • Gerhard Schick, CEO of Bürgerbewegung Finanzwende, former member of the German Bundestag

Event dates:
Wednesday 03. February 2021;
06:45-8:00 p.m. (CET)
Thursday 04. Feburary 2021; 3:00-7:30 p.m. (CET)
Friday 05. Feburary 2021; 2:00-06:15 p.m. (CET)

The detailed program of the conference can be found here.

The conference is organized by the project “Transformative Responses to the Crisis
For more information on the project, please suscribe to our Newsletter!

Michael Peters,
Finanzwende e.V.

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