15th BIS Annual Conference

24 June 2016

24 June 2016, Palace Hotel, Lucerne, Switzerland


Friday 24 June 

Opening remarks
Jaime Caruana, Bank for International Settlements
Session 1: International prices, exchange rates and growth
Chair: Haruhiko Kuroda, Bank of Japan
Author: Gita Gopinath, Harvard University (paper) (presentation)
Discussants: Philip Lane, Central Bank of Ireland (presentation)
Richard Baldwin, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (presentation)
Session 2: Inequality and globalisation
Chair: Raghuram Rajan, Reserve Bank of India
Author: François Bourguignon, Paris School of Economics (presentation)
Discussants: Barry Eichengreen, University of California, Berkeley (presentation)
Raquel Fernández, New York University (presentation)
Session 3: Financial structure and economic growth
Chair: Stefan Ingves, Sveriges Riksbank
Author: Thomas Philippon, New York University, Stern School of Business (paper) (presentation
Discussants: Martin Hellwig, Max Planck Institute
Ross Levine, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley (presentation)
Session 4: Population ageing, debt and economic growth
Chair: Stanley Fischer, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Author: Charles Goodhart, London School of Economics (paper) (presentation)
Discussants: Masaaki Shirakawa, Aoyama Gakuin University (presentation)
Alan Auerbach, University of California, Berkeley (presentation)
Wrap-up panel: Long term challenges for monetary policy/central banks
Chair: Guillermo Ortiz, BTG Pactual Mexico
Panellists: Jeffrey Sachs, the Earth Institute, Columbia University (cancelled)
Kevin Warsh, Hoover Institution and Stanford Graduate School of Business