City Lecture with Vítor Constâncio
Wednesday 23 January, 10:30
A city lecture with Vítor Constâncio, vice-president of the European Central Bank who served from June 2010-May 2018.
The lecture focuses on the developments in the euro area and the necessary steps needed to strengthen and reinforce the European monetary union framework.
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Global financial stability
Thursday 24 January, 11:00
More than 10 years since the financial crisis, the International Monetary Fund’s global financial stability report investigates whether we are any safer. Tobias Adrian, director of the monetary and capital markets department at the IMF, will outline the current and potential future risks and engage in discussion on topics covered in the IMF report.
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Interference and independence at the Reserve Bank of India
Ellie Groves, OMFIF programmes manager for emerging markets, is joined by Lord (Meghnad) Desai to discuss the political and economic implications of government pressure on the Reserve Bank of India. Desai examines the importance of central bank independence for global capital markets and promoting investment into a country, why the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi might be trying to influence the RBI, and whether this will lead to a wider trend of governments pressuring their central banks to prioritise growth over tighter monetary policy.
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