Livestream debate: Rising inflation – is it here to stay?

Monday, January 24, 2022 - 09:00

The recent surge in inflation has sparked a sometimes polarizing debate among central bankers, analysts, policymakers and the wider public. In July 2021, the ECB changed its inflation objective to a symmetric 2% target over the medium term. But euro area inflation has surged to 5% in December.

This virtual panel discussion will bring together leading economists to discuss questions like the following: Are we merely witnessing a temporary blip, or could inflation turn into a sustained threat for citizens and markets? Does the ECB adequately balance the benefits and side effects of its monetary policy? What are the political ramifications of inflation?

Welcome
Dr Christian Ossig , Chief Executive, BdB

Panelists
Prof Danuta Maria Hübner , MEP (EPP, PL), ECON Committee
Prof Frank Smets, Director General Economics, European Central Bank
Prof Michael Hüther, Director, IW
Dr Holger Schmieding , Chief Economist, Berenberg

Moderator    
Alexander Weber , Bloomberg, Frankfurt

Conclusion    
Prof Michael Hüther, Director, IW

Language     
English

Schedule    
15:00 Welcome note by Mr Ossig
15:05 Housekeeping + introduction of speakers by the moderator
15:10 Introductory remarks by the panelists
15:25 Questions to the panelists by the moderator
15:40 Open discussion with questions from the audience (Chat)
15:55 Concluding remarks by Mr Hüther
16:00 End of event

Please register until 22 January 2021 at this link

 A direct link to the live stream will be provided shortly before the event.

We look forward to welcoming you to this event.