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Swiss Day: Can Central Banks Save the Global Economy?

The global economic crisis highlighted the importance of central banks in preventing economic collapse and restoring growth while maintaining financial stability. Central banks have responded with innovative policies to address these challenges. At the same time, fiscal authorities in many countries are tightly constrained.

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Thursday
Nov. 19, 2015
3:00pm – 5:00pm ET

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Swiss Day: Can Central Banks Save the Global Economy?

The 2nd Annual Swiss Day marks the ongoing collaboration of the Wilson Center’s Global Europe Program and the Europa Institut at the University of Zurich.

The global economic crisis highlighted the importance of central banks in preventing economic collapse and restoring growth while maintaining financial stability. Central banks have responded with innovative policies to address these challenges. At the same time, fiscal authorities in many countries are tightly constrained. Thus either explicitly or implicitly, many governments are ceding macroeconomic policy authority to their central banks. Is this sustainable in the long run? With large cross border capital flows adding complexity, should central bankers actively coordinate their policies? Is this possible without compromising national objectives and central bank independence? Please join us as our expert panel provides U.S. and European perspectives on these and other critical issues.

This event is co-sponsored by the Europa Institut at the University of Zurich.


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Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting the European continent, U.S.-European relations, and Europe’s ties with the rest of the world. It does this through scholars-in-residence, seminars, policy study groups, media commentary, international conferences and publications. Activities cover a wide range of topics, from the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE to European energy security, trade disputes, challenges to democracy, and counter-terrorism. The program investigates European approaches to policy issues of importance to the United States, including globalization, digital transformation, climate, migration, global governance, and relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.  Read more

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