This in-person workshop in Frankfurt brings together monetary policy-makers and financial market participants to discuss macroeconomic developments impacting Germany and the euro area. The discussion will look at the influence of Covid-19, the persistence of and responses to inflation, the role, structure and instruments of the European Central Bank’s monetary policy, and interrelationships with the energy market. Participants will also assess the ECB’s asset purchase programmes, including the interplay with the pandemic emergency purchasing programme and the role of and effects on both central and commercial banks.
Ignazio Angeloni, Member, Single Resolution Board and former Member of the European Central Bank Supervisory Board (2014-2019)
Julian Callow, Head of Thematic Research, Rokos Capital
Gergely Hudecz, Principal Economist, Economics and Market Analysis, European Stability Mechanism
Thomas Mayer, Founding Director, Flossbach von Storch AG
Otmar Issing, President, Center for Financial Studies
Livio Stracca, Deputy Director General International and European Relations, European Central Bank
Friederike Köhler-Geib, Chief Economist, KfW Development Bank
Holger Schmieding, Managing Director/Chief Economist, Berenberg Bank
João Sousa, Deputy Director General (DG Economics), European Central Bank
Agenda: (Timings in CET)
08:55–09:00: Welcome remarks (David Marsh, Chairman, OMFIF)
09:00–09:30: Opening remarks: ‘Challenges for the ECB after Ukraine and Covid-19’ (Professor Otmar Issing, President, Center for Financial Studies)
09:30–10:45: Session I: Macroeconomic position and perspectives for Germany and the euro area
10:45–11:15: Refreshment break
11:15–12:30: Session II: The ECB’s asset purchase programmes – where do we do go from here?