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.
April 16, 2019
Sir Jonathan Faull, partner and chair of European public affairs at Brunswick, and Thomas Costerg, senior economist at Pictet Wealth Management, join Chris Ostrowski, director of commercial partnerships at OMFIF. They discuss the political and economic implications of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. Further topics include the significance of the latest Brexit delay, the long-term outlook for trade relations, and whether the European Free Trade Association will be reinvigorated. The trio also talk about the impact of Brexit on EU institutions, highlighting wider debates on EU capability in Europe.
April 9, 2019
Samy Chaar, Chief Economist at Lombard Odier, and Danae Kyriakopoulou, Chief economist and Director of Research at OMFIF, discuss the policy outlook for the European Central Bank. They analyse the macroeconomic backdrop behind the recent dovish signals coming from the ECB, especially the weakening economic outlook in Italy and Germany and global headwinds from trade policy uncertainty. They further discuss the ECB’s toolbox and capacity to deal with future challenges as well as the broader policy environment including the need to reduce macroeconomic imbalances and the need for other policy levers to support the recovery.
April 4, 2019
Mark Sobel, US chairman of OMFIF, speaks with Amias Gerety, partner at QED and former acting assistant secretary for financial institutions at the US Department of the Treasury. They discuss macroprudential policy in the United States. They focus on the Financial Stability Oversight Council, including its role in the wider economy and its implications for both bank and non-bank actors.
April 2, 2019
James Crabtree, associate professor of practice at the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, and formerly the Mumbai bureau chief for the Financial Times, joins OMFIF’s Ellie Groves. Ahead of India’s general election, they give an overview of the candidates, the key campaign issues and the possible outcomes. They go on to analyse the potential impact on the economy, during and following the election.