The ECB and Its Watchers VII


Volker Wieland (Goethe University Frankfurt and CFS)


June 3, 2005

08:15 a.m. - 08:45 a.m. <b>Registration and Coffee</b>
08:45 a.m. <b>Welcome</b><br><br><LINK>Volker Wieland</LINK> (Goethe University Frankfurt; Director, CFS)
08:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. <b>Panel I (Part 1): ECB Watchers - Academic and Market Perspectives</b><br><br> <i>Chair:</i> Volker Wieland <br><br><i>Panel Speakers:</i><br><link>Jordi Galí</link> (CREI, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and CEPR)<br><LINK>Giancarlo Corsetti</LINK> (European University Institute and CEPR)<br>Daniel Gros (Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels)<br>Joachim Fels (Chief Global Fixed Income Economist, Morgan Stanley, London)<br><link>William Dickens</link> (Brookings Institution, Washington, DC)<br><br>Presentations can be downloaded below.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. <b>Coffee Break</b>
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. <b>Panel I (Part 2): ECB Watchers - Academic and Market Perspectives</b><br><br><i>Chair: Volker Wieland</i><br><br><i>Panel Speakers:</i><br><link>Laurence Meyer</link> (Meyer's Monetary Policy Insights, Former Member of the Board of Governors, Washington)<br>Thomas Mayer (Chief European Economist, Deutsche Bank, London)<br>Ulrich Kater (Chief Economist, DekaBank, Frankfurt)<br><br>Presentations can be downloaded below.
11:45 a.m. <b>Reply to Panel I and Discussion:</b><br><br><LINK>Otmar Issing</LINK> (Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank)
12:30 p.m. - 01:30 p.m. <b>Lunch Break</b>
01:30 p.m. - 02:00 p.m. <b>Reforms or Weakening? A New Strong Stability Pact for Fiscal Policy</b><br><br>Karl-Heinz Grasser (Federal Minister of Finance for Austria, Deputy-Chair of the Euro Group of Finance Ministers)<br>
02:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m. <b>Panel II: Monetary and Fiscal Policy - The Political Economy of the Stability and Growth Pact</b><br><br><i>Chair:</i> <link>Manfred Neumann</link> (University of Bonn)<br><br><i>Panel Speakers:</i><br>Caio Koch-Weser (State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry of Finance, Berlin)<br><link>Lucas Papademos</link> (Vice-President of the European Central Bank, Frankfurt)<br>Klaus Regling (Director General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission)<br><link>Willem H. Buiter</link> (Chief Economist of the EBRD, London)<br>Michael Deppler (Director of the European Department, IMF, Washington)<br><br>Presentations can be downloaded below.
04:00 p.m. - 04:30 p.m. <b>Coffee Break</b>
04:30 p.m. - 06:15 p.m. <b>Panel III: Monetary Policy and Central Bank Communication</b><br><br><i>Chair:</i> <link>Lucrezia Reichlin</link> (Director of Research, European Central Bank, Frankfurt)<br><br><i>Panel Speakers:</i><br><link>Marcel Fratzscher</link> (Adviser, European Central Bank)<br><link>Richard Clarida</link> (Chief Economist of the Clinton Group and Columbia University, New York)<br><link>Vincent Reinhart</link> (Director of Monetary Affairs, Federal Reserve Board)<br><link>Lars Svensson</link> (Princeton University)<br>David Walton (Chief European Economist of Goldman Sachs, London)<br><br>Presentations can be downloaded below.
6:15 p.m. <b>Concluding Remarks</b><br><br>Otmar Issing