The ECB and Its Watchers X


Volker Wieland (Goethe University Frankfurt and CFS)



September 5, 2008

08:15 a.m. - <br>08:45 a.m. <b>Registration and Coffee</b>
08:45 a.m. - <br>08:50 a.m. <b>Welcome</b><br><br><LINK><i>Volker Wieland</i></LINK> (CFS)<br>
08:50 a.m. - <br>09:30 a.m. <b>President's Address</b><br><br><LINK><i>Jean-Claude Trichet</i></LINK> (President, European Central Bank)<br><LINK>Bloomberg News Video of the President's Address</LINK>
<b>Segment 1: Debating the Role of the Central Bank in the Financial System</b><br><br><i>Chair: Volker Wieland (CFS)</i>
09:30 a.m. - <br>10:30 a.m. <b>1st Debate: Monetary policy during the financial turmoil: What have we learned?</b><br><br><LINK><i>Jürgen Stark</i></LINK> (Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank)<br><LINK><i>Marvin Goodfriend</i></LINK> (Carnegie-Mellon University)<br><LINK>Bloomberg News Video of Interview with Jürgen Stark</LINK>
10:30 a.m. - <br>11:00 a.m. <b>Coffee Break</b>
11:00 a.m. - <br>12:30 a.m. <b>2nd Debate: Solvency, systemic risk and moral hazard: Where does the central bank's role begin and where does it end?</b><br><br><LINK><i>Lorenzo Bini Smaghi</i></LINK> (Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank)<br><LINK><i>Willem Buiter</i></LINK> (London School of Economics)<br><i>Harald Uhlig</i> (University of Chicago)<br>
12:30 p.m. - <br>01:30 p.m. <b>Lunch Break</b>
<b>Segment 2: Debating the Response to Asset Prices, Inflation and Economic Weakness</b><br><br><i>Chair: <LINK>Michael Binder</LINK> (CFS)</i>
01:30 p.m. - <br>02:30 p.m. <b>3rd Debate: Asset price bubbles and monetary policy: What can or should the central bank do about them?</b><br><br><i>Hans Genberg</i></LINK> (Hong Kong Monetary Authority)<br><i>Thomas Mayer</i> (Deutsche Bank)<br>
02:30 p.m. - <br>03:00 p.m. <b>Coffee Break</b>
03:00 p.m. - <br>04:00 p.m. <b>4th Debate: Looking ahead: How to reign in inflation and maintain stable growth?</b><br><br><LINK><i>Athanasios Orphanides</i></LINK> (Central Bank of Cyprus) <br><i>Laurence Meyer</i></LINK> (Macroeconomic Advisers)<br>
04:00 p.m. - <br>04:05 p.m. <b>Closing Remarks</b>

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