Two decades of euro area monetary policy: What have we learned, what should we study?

A special session on:
Two decades of euro area monetary policy: What have we learned, what should we study?
Tuesday September 20, 2022
11:30AM (EDT), 4:30PM (BST), 5:30PM (CEST)

Carlo Altavilla, Wolfgang Lemke, and Massimo Rostagno (European Central Bank)

Monetary Economics and Fluctuations group of CEPR would like to foster more research on European policy questions. Towards that end, join us for a special session with Carlo Altavilla (ECB), Wolfgang Lemke, and Massimo Rostagno (ECB), who will talk about monetary policymaking in the euro area in the first two decades of the ECB, drawing from their new book "Monetary Policy in Times of Crisis: A Tale of Two Decades of the European Central Bank" (Oxford University Press, with Giacomo Carboni, Roberto Motto, Arthur Saint Guilhem, and Jonathan Yiangou) and will then open a discussion on questions that still need answers, providing guidance on policy relevant research. The authors of the book will be online.

Refet S. Gürkaynak (Bilkent University and CEPR)

The seminar will consist of a 45-minute presentation of the first two decades of the ECB, with a focus on questions that are of interest from the perspective euro area monetary policymaking, followed by 30 minutes of open discussion. During the presentations, the audience will be automatically muted and may submit questions using the Q&A facility. The moderator will collect clarifying questions and a few questions of general interest and relay them to the speakers at intervals, ensuring the flow of the seminar. The last 30 minutes of the event will be reserved for an open discussion, where participants may raise their hand to ask questions or add comments and speak to the presenters and audience.

Seminars may be recorded. Please note that you may be recorded if you speak during the seminar.