Per Jacobsson Lecture - Central bank cooperation and US dollar liquidity: what can we learn from the past?

This event is being held as part of a series of high-level webinars that will be livestreamed on our website.

For the first time, the general public is invited to virtually attend the Per Jacobsson Lecture, a high-level academic event that is held at the BIS every two years to commemorate the BIS's first Economic Adviser, Per Jacobsson (1894-1963). The lecture is organised in partnership with the International Monetary Fund.

The event will be livestreamed on this page on Friday 30 October 13:00-14:30 CET.

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This year's Per Jacobsson Lecture will be given by Professor Catherine Schenk on "Central bank cooperation and US dollar liquidity: what can we learn from the past?", followed by an academic panel discussion moderated by Guillermo Ortiz.

About the lecturer

Catherine Schenk is Professor of Economic and Social History at the University of Oxford.

Professor Schenk was appointed as the Alexandre Lamfalussy Senior Research Fellow for 2018-19. She has held academic positions at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, Royal Holloway, University of London and the University of Glasgow. Professor Schenk is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the Royal Historical Society and the Academy of Social Sciences. Outside academia, she has spent time as a visiting Research Fellow at the International Monetary Fund and at the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research.

She has a distinguished record of publications, with several books and journal articles on the history of central banking, international monetary systems and global finance. Her research interests focus primarily on international economic relations, international monetary system and international banking and finance.


Academic Panel

Moderator: Guillermo Ortiz, Chairman of the Per Jacobsson Foundation and Partner and Board Member of BTG Pactual, Mexico

  • Adam Tooze, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History and Director of the European Institute at the Columbia University
  • Brad Setser, Steven A Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Linda Goldberg, Senior Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Ricardo Reis, AW Phillips Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics
  • Harold James, Professor of History and International Affairs and Claude and Lore Kelly Professor of European Studies at the Princeton University