Germany’s cabinet recently approved a 2023 draft budget that foresees a sharply lower €17bn budget deficit in a bid to restore fiscal orthodoxy after the Covid crisis. Otmar Issing, the first chief economist of the European Central Bank (1998-2006) and former board member at Deutsche Bundesbank, joins OMFIF to discuss budgetary implications and policies to curb inflation. He also explores Germany’s response to the energy crisis, especially following a huge increase in gas prices triggered by Russia’s decision to sharply reduce supplies, as well as reflecting on the impact ten years on from then ECB President Mario Draghi’s ‘whatever it takes’ speech.
Otmar Issing, President, Center for Financial Studies, Goethe University Frankfurt, and former Member of the Board of the European Central Bank and the Bundesbank.
09:00-10:00 (New York)
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