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BIPR | Robert A. Mundell Global Risk Memorial Lecture - Challenges Facing Central Banks Post-Covid: Views from Europe and Latin America
Robert A. Mundell Global Risk Memorial Lecture - Challenges Facing Central Banks Post-Covid: Views from Europe and Latin America

March 31, 2022 - 18:30

Robert Holzmann - Guido Sandleris - Paola Subacchi

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Robert A. Mundell Global Risk Memorial Lecture - Challenges Facing Central Banks Post-Covid: Views from Europe and Latin America
Johns Hopkins SAIS Global Risk Conference

hosted by Professor Michael G. Plummer

Robert Holzmann
Governor, Central Bank of Austria
Guido Sandleris
Visiting Professor of International Economics Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe; Former Governor, Central Bank of Argentina
Paola Subacchi
Chair: Queen Mary, University of London; University of Bologna

SAIS Europe students, faculty, staff, and guests are allowed to attend in person at the Bologna Center. The event will be held in hybrid mode. To participate online, please register for the webinar using the link below.

Robert A. Mundell (1932-2021) was a member of the Johns Hopkins SAIS international economics faculty and taught at SAIS Europe for four years, during the period 1959-2001. Much of his pioneering work in monetary dynamics and optimum currency areas, which resulted in his Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science in 1999, was conducted during his time in Bologna.

The Lecture is part of the broader Johns Hopkins SAIS Global Risk Conference which has been made possible with the generous support of Mr. James K. Anderson, SAIS Europe Alumnus and Advisory Council member, and Johns Hopkins University Trustee.


Robert Holzmann is an Austrian economist, Governor of the Austrian Central Bank, member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (since 2019), and elected member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (since 2014). He holds honorary positions at the South-Western University in Economics and Finance, Chengdu, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur and University of New South Wales, Sydney. Before his return to academia in 2011, he held various positions at the World Bank including 12 years as Sector Director and acting Senior Vice President. Prior to joining the World Bank in 1997 he was an academic in Austria and Germany, and a senior economist at the IMF and OECD. He has published 39 books and over 200 articles on financial, fiscal and social policy issues.


Guido Sandleris is Visiting Professor of International Economics at SAIS Europe and Professor of Economics, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina. Sandleris was Governor of the Central Bank of Argentina from September 2018 to December 2019. In June 2017 he joined the Argentine Ministry of Economy as Chief of Advisors to the Minster, and in June 2018 he was appointed Secretary of Economic Policy. In 2016 Sanderlis served as Undersecretary of Finance in the Province of Buenos Aires. He has been a professor at Johns Hopkins University and a visiting professor and researcher at various institutions. Sandleris specializes in international economics, finance and macroeconomics, and his academic research focuses on the effect of financial crises. His papers have been published in the Journal of International Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, and others. He was a consultant and researcher for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and several Latin American governments and investment banks. Sandleris holds a PhD in Economics from Columbia University, a Master's degree in Economics from the London School of Economics, and a degree in Economics from Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA).


Paola Subacchi is Professor of International Economics and Chair of the Advisory Board at the Global Policy Institute at Queen Mary, University of London, and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Bologna. Previously, she was Director of International Economics Research at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) for over ten years. Subacchi is a non-executive director of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC and BlackRock Greater Europe Investment Trust PLC, and is the founder and director of Essential Economics, an independent economic research service. She has written two books: The People's Money: How China is building a global currency (Columbia University Press, 2016) and The Cost of Free Money (Yale University Press, 2020), named one of the Best Economics Books of 2020 by the Financial Times. Subacchi regularly writes for newspapers and websites, and appears on radio and TV as a commentator on economics.
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