June 11, 2019
Jonathan Dharmapalan, founder and chief executive of eCurrency, and Teunis Brosens, lead economist for digital finance at ING Group, join OMFIF's Bhavin Patel, to discuss the future of central bank digital currencies. In part 2 of this podcast, they cover the different use cases of retail CBDC between advanced and emerging markets, payment systems as a communication mechanism for currency and how fintech efforts are driving important changes to payment systems. Further topics include the need for convergence in regulation and standards, and the next steps for central banks in their CBDC projects.
June 6, 2019
Bernd Lucke, an outgoing member of the European Parliament for Germany and member of the Liberal Conservatives Reformers, and Iain Begg, professorial research fellow at the London School of Economics and co-director of the Dahrendorf Forum European Institute, join Ellie Groves, programmes manager at OMFIF, to discuss the results of the European Parliament elections. They assess the impact of the results on the priorities of the parliament and European Commission, as well as the policy implications for European Union and euro area reform, migration and climate change.
June 4, 2019
In the latest episode of our ‘Ahead of the ECB’ series, Danae Kyriakopoulou, Chief Economist and Director of Research at OMFIF, is joined by Ernst Welteke, former President of Deutsche Bundesbank, and Carsten Brzeski, Chief Economist at ING Germany discuss the policy outlook for the European Central Bank. They discuss the results of the May European Parliament elections and implications for the economic outlook in Europe and on the reform agenda for strengthening the Economic and Monetary Union in the euro area. They further discuss the economic and policy outlook in Germany after Merkel, and the challenges for the ECB as the world economy heads for a slowdown.
May 28, 2019
Jonathan Dharmapalan, founder and chief executive of eCurrency and Teunis Brosens, lead economist for digital finance at ING Group, join Bhavin Patel, senior economist and head of fintech research at OMFIF to discuss the future of central bank digital currencies. They cover the difference between currency and payment systems, the motivation and use case for central bank digital currencies, and the role of public-private partnerships in CBDC implementation. Further topics include technology maturity and how efforts should be driven by policy.
May 21, 2019
John Plender, non-executive director at OMFIF and a columnist at the Financial Times, joins Rein de Loor, programmes manager at OMFIF. They discuss the Federal Reserve’s outlook for monetary policy and the US economy, reserves management and global affairs affecting the financial system.
May 14, 2019
Professor Hockett, Thorvald Grung Moe, and Pierre Ortlieb continue their discussion in this second portion of our two-part MMT podcast, homing in on some of the more practical aspects of the MMT framework. They discuss the tools used to tackle inflation, the role of central banks and the job guarantee in MMT, and the urgency of a potential Green New Deal in the face of the looming climate catastrophe.
May 9, 2019
Mark Sobel, US chairman of OMFIF, speaks with Richard Berner, Executive in Residence & Adjunct Professor, NYU Stern School of Business and former director at the office of financial research US Treasury. They discuss financial stability and the issue of data: including the standardisation of data, better data transparency, and continued monitoring.
May 7, 2019
Robert Hockett, Cornell Law School professor and Bernie Sanders presidential campaign advisor, and Thorvald Grung Moe, former special advisor at the Norwegian central bank and research associate at the Levy Institute, join Pierre Ortlieb, economist at OMFIF, in the first segment of our two-part podcast on Modern Monetary Theory. This portion of the conversation looks at the legal roots of MMT, theories of credit money, and the sectoral balances approach, among other things.
April 30, 2019
Robert Dohner, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and David Loevinger, managing director of emerging markets at TCW Group, join Pierre Ortlieb, economist at OMFIF, to discuss the renminbi as an international reserve currency. Topics include where the demand for internationalisation is coming from, the currency’s role in the liberalisation of capital accounts, and challenges faced by investors on data and policy transparency.
April 23, 2019
The Network for Greening the Financial System, a group of 34 central banks and supervisors, calls for collective action to green the financial system. With the issuing of the first NGFS report, Morgan Després, head of secretariat for NGFS and head of financial regulation policy at the Banque de France, and Frank van Lerven, senior economist at the New Economics Foundation, join Marcin Stepan, head of programming at OMFIF, to discuss the network’s recommendations. Topics include integrating climate-related risks into financial stability reporting, incorporating sustainability into portfolio management, and issues surrounding taxonomy.