29th financial market round table: Pandemic, war, energy crisis and stagflation – the ECB under pressure

Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 05:00

While last year's high inflation appeared to be a temporary phenomenon, it is now becoming apparent that price increases are becoming entrenched. Interrupted supply chains due to lockdowns at Asian ports and the resulting rise in freight rates have made raw materials, food and energy sources more expensive. Russia's war against Ukraine is leading to potential gas shortages and a reorientation of the European Union's supply of raw materials and energy.   

The return of inflation is the subject of this financial market roundtable. After three exciting keynote speeches, you will have the opportunity to discuss these and other questions with us:

  • But how big is the risk that inflation will remain?
  • Is stagflation imminent, like in the 1970s?
  • Are the ECB's inflation forecasts too optimistic? Is monetary policy too expansionary?
  • Can the ECB take countermeasures at all without leading the economy into a recession?
  • Will the highly indebted countries be able to cope with a rise in interest rates at all?
  • What are the consequences of higher inflation?

May 19, 2022

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m

Response requested by May 20, 2022.

Please register for the event by sending an email to demary@iwkoeln.de . The access data will then be sent to you by e-mail.