In the aftermath of the 2008 global economic crisis, central banks played a major role in preventing a bad situation from getting worse. And now as many economies continue to struggle, questions remain about the ongoing role of the banks and how much authority and autonomy they should have to address lingering problems. For the second annual Swiss Day event at the Wilson Center, an expert panel convened to explore these issues and to address the fundamental question: Can central banks save the global economy?
Speakers (in order of appearance)
Martin Dahinden, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States
Jean-Pierre Danthine, Former Vice President, Swiss National Bank
Athanasios Orphanides, Professor, Sloan School of Management, MIT; former Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus; former member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank
Laurence Meyer, Former United States Federal Reserve System governor
Greg Ip, Former Wilson Public Policy Scholar; Chief Economics Commentator, The Wall Street Journal