ECB Forum on Central Banking 2021
- Logo for ECB Forum on Central Banking on a backdrop of an open sky
The European Central Bank (ECB) will be holding its annual Forum on Central Banking online on September 28th and 29th. This event brings together central bank governors, academics, financial market representatives, journalists and others to exchange views on current policy issues and discuss the Forum’s key topic from a longer-term perspective.
The 2021 edition will be focusing on the future of monetary policy « beyond the pandemic », with an introductory address given by Christine LAGARDE, President of the ECB. Participants will examine the broader economic implications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and discuss future challenges for monetary policy.
Topics will include the future of inflation, employment and the distributional effects of monetary policy, and will examine the link between monetary policy and climate change in a European context.
The Forum will also consider the role of corporate indebtedness in a post-pandemic world and reflect on the potentially lasting structural changes brought about by the pandemic across business sectors.
Moritz SCHULARICK, who joined our permanent faculty this Fall, is one of the Forum’s guest speakers. He will present his research on Corporate indebtedness and macroeconomic stabilisation from a long-term perspective during the Forum’s Session 1 dedicated to “Micro and macroeconomic perspectives on corporate indebtedness”.
Moritz SCHULARICK is Professor of Economics at Sciences Po and the University of Bonn. He is an elected Member of the Academy of Sciences of Berlin, and a Research Professor at New York University. In 2015/16, he held the Alfred-Grosser-Chair at Sciences Po in Paris. Previously, he taught at the Free University of Berlin, and was a visiting professor at the University of Cambridge.
His research spans macroeconomics, finance, international economics and economic history and has been published in the top-tier journals in economics and his field. His research is supported by major grants from the European Research Council (ERC), the German Research Foundation (DFG), and the Institute for New Economic Thinking.
In 2018, he received the Gossen-Prize of the German Economic Association that is awarded every year to honour a German-speaking economist whose work has gained international renown. He is a Fellow of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and a Managing Editor of Economic Policy, a joint initiative of Sciences Po, CEPR, and CESIfo.
His work on credit cycles, asset prices, and financial stability has provided the backdrop for so-called macro-prudential policies aimed at curbing credit booms and stability risks. With Niall FERGUSON he coined the term “Chimerica” and authored a number of influential papers on US-China relations. He is a frequent consultant to central banks and contributes to public debates across different media.