Thomas Jordan: Third Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture - Introduction of Otmar Issing

Text of the Third Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture by Mr Thomas Jordan, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank, ETH Zurich, Zurich, 20 September 2018.

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09 October 2018
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Ladies and gentlemen,

I am very pleased to welcome you all to the third Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture. In this Lecture Series, the Swiss National Bank pays tribute to academics whose research is of particular relevance for central banking.

This year, we are expressing our appreciation of an outstanding monetary policy theorist and practitioner, an independent mind and a leading voice in economic affairs. From this description, you may doubt that I am talking about just one person. But I am. That person is, of course, Otmar Issing.