Speakers

 

Andrew Hughes Hallett, George Mason University
Andrew Hughes Hallett is Guest Professor of Economics at the Copenhagen Business School and Professor of Economics and Public Policy at George Mason University, USA, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He has also been Professor of Economics at Princeton University; Bundesbank Professor at the Free University of Berlin; visiting professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School and the Universities of Frankfurt, Rome, and Milan. His research interests lie in the theory of economic policy; open economy macroeconomics; policy coordination; fiscal and monetary policies; federalism; and institutional design. He is ranked in the top 1% of economists world-wide by publications, citations and readership. He was a member of the Scottish Government Council of Economic Advisors 2007-15; of the Scottish Fiscal Commission (2014-16); Scottish Growth Commission (2016- ); and is now advisor for economic and monetary affairs to the European Parliament (2015- ).

 

 

 

Carolin Nerlich, Fiscal Policies Division, ECB
Carolin Nerlich is Principle Economist in the Fiscal Policies Division, DG Economics of the European Central Bank. She holds a Masters in Economics from the University of Kiel and a PhD from the University of Cologne. Her main area of expertise as well as her research interest relates to fiscal frameworks and the fiscal effects of ageing. Since 2012 she is member of the EPC Working Group on Ageing Populations and Sustainability and was in this function contributing to the 2015 Ageing Report. Before joining the Fiscal Policies Division in 2011 she worked for different divisions at the European Central Bank and the Deutsche Bundesbank.

 


 

Charles Wyplosz, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Charles Wyplosz is Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva where he is Director of the International Centre for Money and Banking Studies. He is Policy Director at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He served as Associate Dean for Research and Development at INSEAD and Director of the PhD program in Economics at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales in Paris. He also has been Director of the International Macroeconomics Program of CEPR. His main research areas include financial crises, European monetary integration, fiscal policy and regional monetary integration. He is the co-author of two leading textbooks (Macroeconomics, with Michael Burda, and European Economic Integration, with Richard Baldwin) and has published as author or editor several books. He was a founding Managing Editor of the journal Economic Policy. He is a regular columnist in newspapers such as Le Figaro, Finanz und Wirtschaft and Le Temps, and an occasional contributor to many newspapers including the Financial Times, Le Monde. He is a founding contributor to the websites VoxEU and Telos. He is a member of the Bellagio Group and of Euro 50. He has served on the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board, on the Panel of Experts of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, on the ‘Conseil d’Analyse Economique’, which reports to the Prime Minister of France, and on the French Finance Minister’s ‘Commission des Comptes de la Nation’. He has been a consultant to several international organizations such as the European Commission, the IMF, the World Bank, the United Nations, the Asian Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank. He has advised the Presidents of France and of the European Commission as well as the governments of the Russian Federation and of Cyprus. A French national, Charles Wyplosz holds degrees in Engineering and Statistics from Paris and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University. He has been awarded the Legion d’Honneur by the President of France.

 

David Vines, Oxford
David Vines is an Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College, at Oxford University, where he was until recently Professor of Economics. He is also Director of the Ethics and Economics Programme at the Institute for New Economic Thinking in the Oxford Martin School, and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London. David Vines’ research is on international macroeconomics, global economic governance, and the restoration of trust in the financial system. He teaches macroeconomics, international economics and development economics to both graduate students and undergraduates at Oxford University. David Vines obtained a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Melbourne University, and an MA and PhD in Economics from Cambridge University. From 1985 to 1992, he was the Adam Smith Professor of Political Economy at the University of Glasgow. His most recent book, written jointly with Peter Temin, is Keynes: Useful Economics for the World Economy (MIT Press, 2014).

 

 

Federico Ravenna, Danmarks Nationalbank

 

 

Filipe Vieira, Copenhagen Business School
Filipe Bonito Vieira is a Portuguese citizen born in 1989. He graduated with an Elite MSc in Advanced Economics and Finance from Copenhagen Business School (CBS). Filipe Bonito Vieira is a PhD fellow in the Economics Department (with a concentration in macroeconomics) at CBS. Before becoming a PhD Fellow, he worked as a Research Assistant for Svend E. Hougaard Jensen at CBS. Filipe Bonito Vieira is interested in pension economics, debt sustainability and demographic change. Currently, his work examines debt sustainability in the context of sustainable fiscal frameworks and demographic change.

 

Gregory Claeys, Bruegel
Grégory Claeys joined Bruegel as a research fellow in February 2014. His main research interests include international macroeconomics and finance, central banking and European governance. Prior to joining Bruegel he conducted research in several capacities, including as a visiting researcher in the Financial Research Department of the Central Bank of Chile in Santiago, and in the Economic Department of the French Embassy in Chicago. From 2006 to 2009, he also worked as a macroeconomist in the Economic Research Department of the French bank Crédit Agricole. Grégory Claeys is also an Associate Professor at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris where he is teaching macroeconomics in the Master of Finance. He previously taught undergraduate macroeconomics at Sciences Po in Paris. He holds a PhD in Economics from the European University Institute (Florence), an MSc in economics from Paris X University and an MSc in management from HEC (Paris).

 

Guntram Wolff, Bruegel

 

 

Henrique Basso, Banco de Espana
Henrique Basso joined the economics and research department of the Bank of Spain in 2012. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of London, Birkbeck College. His academic career includes positions at the University of Warwick and Uppsala University and was formerly a market risk manager for JPMorgan Chase in London. His research focuses on banking and macroeconomics, monetary and fiscal policy interactions and the effects of changes in demographic structure.

Lars Jonung, Lund University
Lars Jonung is senior professor at the Knut Wicksell Centre for Financial Studies, Department of Economics, Lund University, Sweden, since 2010. He served as chairman of the Swedish Fiscal Policy Council 2011-13. He was Research Advisor at DG ECFIN, European Commission, Brussels, 2000-2010, where his work focused on European macroeconomic issues. Prior to moving to Brussels, he was professor in economics at the Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm. Lars Jonung served as chief economic adviser to Prime Minister Carl Bildt in 1992-94. His research covers the euro, the economics of European integration, monetary and fiscal policy, inflationary expectations and the history of Swedish economic thought. Recently he has published work jointly with Fredrik NG Andersson on the inflation targeting regime of the Riksbank. He is the author of several books and articles in English and Swedish. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, 1975. 

 

Marco Buti, Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission
Marco ButiI has been Director General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission since December 2008. He is the Commission Finance Deputy in the G7 and G20. He has been visiting professor at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, the University of Florence and at the European University Institute. He has published extensively on EMU, macroeconomic policies, structural reforms, welfare state, and unemployment.

 

Marco Del Negro, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Marco Del Negro is Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and co-leader of the DSGE Team there. His research focuses on the use of general equilibrium models in forecasting and policy analysis. He has published work in the American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, International Economic Review, Journal of the European Economic Association, and the Review of Economic Studies. He is coauthor with Frank Schorfheide of a chapter on “Bayesian Macroeconometrics” in the "Oxford Handbook of Bayesian Econometrics", and of a chapter on “DSGE Model-Based Forecasting”, in the "Handbook of Economic Forecasting."

 

 

Marek Jarocinski, ECB
Marek Jarocinski is a Senior Economist at the Directorate General Research of the European Central Bank. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona in 2006. Prior to that he worked for the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE) in Warsaw. His research interests are in macroeconomics and Bayesian econometrics. He has taught at the Barcelona GSE, London Business School and Bank of England CCBS. He has published among others in The Review of Economics and Statistics, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics and Journal of Applied Econometrics.

 

Massimo Giuliodori, University of Amsterdam
Massimo Giuliodori is Professor of Applied Macroeconomics at the Amsterdam School of Economics (ASE) of the University of Amsterdam. He is a research fellow of the Tinbergen Institute (TI) and director of the Graduate School of Economics (GSE). His research interests are in the field of monetary and fiscal economics, in particular the empirical analysis the fiscal and monetary transmission mechanisms.

 

Mathias Klein, DIW Berlin

 

Michael Burda, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Michael C. Burda has held the chair in macroeconomics and labor economics at the Humboldt University Berlin since 1993. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1987 and has also taught at the Institut Européen d´Administration des Affaires (INSEAD), Berkeley and at the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT). His research lies in the intersection of labor economics and macroeconomics as well as in the process of European economic integration. With Charles Wyplosz, he is the author of Macroeconomics: A European Text (Oxford University Press), which is now in its seventh edition and has been published in thirteen languages. He is research fellow at CEPR London, Program Director of Labor and the Macroeconomy at IZA Bonn, and is a Fellow of the European Economic Association. From 2011 to 2015, he served as President of the Verein für Socialpolitik, the professional association of economists in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

 

Michael M. Hutchison, University of California, Santa Cruz
Dr. Michael Hutchison is Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) where he researches and teaches international finance and open economy macroeconomics. Previously, Michael Hutchison held positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (1983-85), the Bank for International Settlements (1989-1991) and the Copenhagen Business School (1995-97). He has been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Bank of Japan, the Hong Monetary Authority, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, the International Monetary Fund, the Asian Development Bank and other institutions. His recent research focuses on the causes and costs of financial crises in developing economies, the European sovereign debt crisis, the conduct of monetary policy in emerging markets (esp. China and India) and the effectiveness of international capital controls. He has published over 150 articles and 8 books and monographs on these and other topics.

 

Niels Thygesen, University of Copenhagen
Niels Thygesen is Professor (emer.) of Economics at the University of Copenhagen with monetary and international economics, particularly as applied to European monetary and financial integration, as his area of work.  He has worked for the Danish government, been Advisor to the Governor of Danmarks Nationalbank  and has served as Co-Chair of the Danish Economic Council.  He has been a member of several  expert groups, including the Marjolin Group (on EMU by 1980) and the Delors Committee (on EMU) in 1988-9.  He has advised the IMF on surveillance 1998-9, and he chaired the Economic and Development Review Committee of the OECD 2000-8; and he was nominated Chair of the European Fiscal Board for a 3-year period in October 2016.  His most important book (with Daniel Gros) is European Monetary Integration : From the EMS to EMU, London and New York, (1992) and (1998).

 

 

Ramon Marimon, European University Institute
Ramon Marimon has been Secretary of State for Science and Technology in Spain, is a co-founder of UPF and the first director of CREi. His research interests are macroeconomics, monetary theory, contract theory, learning theory and labor theory.

 

 

Ramon Xifré, ESCI-Universitat Pompeu Fabra and IESE Business School
Ramon Xifré is Research Director and Associate Professor of Economics at ESCI – Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Policy Research Fellow in the Public-Private Sector Research Center at IESE Business School. His research is focused on the competitiveness of the EU economies and public sector structural reforms. From January 2009 to December 2011, he was on leave serving as Senior Economic Policy Advisor at the Spanish Prime Minister Economic Bureau. He holds a BA from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, MSc from the London School of Economics, was “Marie Curie” Fellow at the University of Munich (LMU) and he received his Economics PhD from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

 

Roel Beetsma, University of Amsterdam
Roel Beetsma (1967) is the MN Chair of Pension Economics and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Amsterdam. His other affiliations include fellowships of CEPR and CESifo. He has held visiting positions at DELTA (Paris), the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), the University of California in Berkeley and the EUI Florence. He has been a consultant for the IMF, the ECB and the European Commission. Further, he is a member of the European Fiscal Board, the Supervisory Board of a pension fund and a capital management company. He was a member of a government commission on second-pillar pensions.

Svend E. Hougaard Jensen, Copenhagen Business School
Svend E. Hougaard Jensen is Professor of Economics and Director of the Pension Research Centre (PeRCent) at Copenhagen Business School. He holds an MSc (Econ) degree (University of Aarhus, DK), an MA (Econ) degree (University of Manchester , UK) and a PhD (Econ) degree (London Business School, UK).  His research has focused on monetary unification and fiscal policy in Europe, generational and macroeconomic effects of changing demographics, pensions and social security, structural reforms and macroeconomic policy more generally. He has published widely on these issues in scholarly journals and books. Jensen has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the European Commission and other government agencies.

 

 

Torsteinn S. Sveinsson, Central Bank of Iceland
Torsteinn Sigurður Sveinsson is a PhD fellow at the Economics Department at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and works in the Economics and Monetary Policy Department at the Central Bank of Iceland. He graduated with an Elite MSc in Advanced Economics and Finance from CBS in 2014. Following graduation he briefly worked as a research assistant to Professor Svend Erik Hougaard Jensen, who is currently Þorsteinn’s main PhD supervisor. Torsteinn Sigurður Sveinsson is based in Iceland where he is involved in the Central Bank’s quarterly macroeconomic forecast as well as research activities. Macroeconomics is his main research interest, especially demographic change and fiscal sustainability.

 

Torben M. Andersen, University of Aarhus
Torben M. Andersen, Professor Aarhus University and associate research fellow at CEPR, CESifo, IZA and PeRCent. Main research interests: Economics of the welfare state, labour economics and public economics. Has published on these topics in well-known international journals and books. Has been extensively involved in policy advice in the Denmark, the Nordic countries, EU Commission and various other contexts.

U. Michael Bergman, University of Copenhagen
U. Michael Bergman is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He previously served as a Member of the Swedish Fiscal Policy Council (2009-2012). U. Michael Bergman’s fields of research are macroeconomics and international finance. He has published several articles on business cycles, fiscal policy, monetary unions and exchange rates and among his most recent publications are “Promoting sustainable public finances in the European Union: The role of fiscal rules and government efficiency” and “Intranational Price Convergence and Price Stickiness: Evidence from Denmark”. He has been a visiting Professor at Arizona State University and visiting Scholar at the University of California at Los Angeles and at Santa Cruz. He has also written background reports for Swedish government commissions on long-term growth and on fiscal policy in a monetary union.

 

Victor Lledo, IMF
Victor Duarte Lledó is a Senior Economist at the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).  Victor Duarte Lledó is one of the IMF experts on fiscal rules, fiscal councils, and fiscal federalism, having published regularly on these topics. He has recently led a team that updated the IMF databases on fiscal rules and fiscal councils. He has been at the IMF for fourteen years. He has worked extensively in both advanced and developing economies in several IMF Departments. Prior to joining the Fund, he worked as consultant for the U.K and Brazilian governments. Victor Duarte Lledó holds a Doctorate in Development Studies and a Master in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master in Economics from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation School of Economics (EPGE- FGV), and a Bachelor in Economics from the University of Brasilia in Brazil.

 

 

Wolf Heinrich Reuter, German Council of Economic Experts

 

 

Zareh Asatryan, ZEW
Dr. Zareh Asatryan is a senior researcher at ZEW's Research Department "Corporate Taxation and Public Finance". He completed his doctorate (summa cum laude) with the dissertation "Direct Democracy and Local Public Finances in Germany" from the University of Freiburg in October 2015. Zareh Asatryan holds an Master of Science in Economics and Management Science from Humboldt University of Berlin and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Prior to starting his graduate work, he worked at the Ministry of Economy of Armenia as a researcher. Currently he heads the Armenian Economic Association. Zareh Asatryan's primary research interests are public finance, political economics, development economics, and applied micro-econometrics.

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