Financial instability series: Geographic inequality and the rise of economic hubs

February 19, 2019

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Senior Director of the World Bank Group’s Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, joins Pierre Ortlieb, economist at OMFIF, to talk about urbanisation and investment. They cover the topics including the nature of public assets, the potential of urban wealth funds, and innovative forms of financing like land value capture.

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Fed Talk

February 14, 2019

Nathan Sheets, chief economist and head of global macroeconomic research at PGIM Fixed Income, and former under-secretary of the US Treasury for international affairs, joins Rein de Loor, programmes manager at OMFIF. They discuss the Federal Reserve’s January rate decision, the adjustments to its forward guidance and how markets responded. They also cover implications of political influence on monetary policy, and macroeconomic challenges for 2019.

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GBI series: Gender Diversity in central banks

February 12, 2019

Ed Sibley, deputy governor and chair of the diversity and inclusion steering group at the Central Bank of Ireland, speaks to Danae Kyriakopoulou, chief economist and head of research at OMFIF. They discuss the arguments for and importance of diversity in policy-making institutions and the financial sector, and the policies and initiatives central banks can put in place to support women’s career progression.

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In Conversation: Hard currencies outlook (Part Two)

February 7, 2019

Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon, speaks with Ben Robinson, OMFIF deputy head of research. They discuss the outlook for hard currencies in 2019 and beyond, as well as market trends and political and economic factors affecting the foreign exchange market.

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In Conversation: Hard currencies outlook (Part One)

February 5, 2019

Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon, speaks with Ben Robinson, OMFIF deputy head of research. They discuss the outlook for hard currencies in 2019 and beyond, as well as market trends and political and economic factors affecting the foreign exchange market.

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Financial instability series: Globalisation cycles and the breakdown of global free trade

January 29, 2019

Harold James, professor of history and international affairs at Princeton, and Bob Koopman, chief economist at the World Trade Organisation, join Pierre Ortlieb, economist at OMFIF. They discuss the state of globalisation, including whether it is reversible, how it is shaped by large firms, and how it interacts with technology.

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Ahead of the ECB

January 23, 2019

Volker Wieland, managing director of the Frankfurt-based Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability and member of the German Council of Economic Experts, joins Marcin Stepan, deputy head of meetings at OMFIF. They discuss the key questions ahead of the European Central Bank monetary policy meeting on 24 January, which takes place against a backdrop of weak economic growth in the euro area and China, uncertainties in the US relating to escalating trade wars, and the threat of a looming global recession.

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In Conversation: Paul Tucker, Chair, Systemic Risk Council

January 17, 2019

Paul Tucker, chair of the Systemic Risk Council and former deputy governor of the Bank of England, joins Mark Sobel, US chairman at OMFIF, to discuss international financial regulatory issues. Focusing on key concerns following the 2008 financial crisis, Tucker analyses the role of central banks in ensuring financial stability, regulating medium-sized banks, addressing the shadow banking sector, and the state of US macroprudential policies.

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The Asian century series: Global China: Economic outlook and the future of the renminbi

January 15, 2019

As China undertakes a greater role on the world stage and trade tensions with the US persist, Prof. Steve Tsang, director of SOAS China Institute, George Magnus, independent economist at the University of Oxford China Centre, and John Adams, director of China Financial Services, join Ellie Groves, OMFIF programmes manager for emerging markets, to discuss the outlook for the Chinese economy and the renminbi’s future as an international currency.

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In conversation: Marco Cattaneo, Member of the Group of Fiscal Money, Italy

January 10, 2019

Chris Ostrowski, OMFIF’s Head of Commercial Partnerships, speaks with Marco Cattaneo, of the Group of Fiscal Money in Italy. The Group of Fiscal Money advocate the introduction of a new financial instrument which would curtail threat of Italian exit from the euro area.

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