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?

Dr Christian Ossig , Chief Executive, BdB

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

Alexander Weber , Bloomberg, Frankfurt

Prof Michael Hüther, Director, IW


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.