CCB Institutional Alignment Project Event Series: Central Bank Independence

VIDEO December 21, 2022

Speaker / Author

José M. González-Páramo

Executive Board member, BBVA

José M. González-Páramo holds a Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.A. in Economics from Columbia University, New York, and a Ph.D. from the Complutense University of Madrid. In 1988 he joined the Complutense University of Madrid as a professor of Economics. In 2012 he joined the IESE Business School as a professor. Between 1985 and 1994 he was an economic advisor to various public and private institutions, including the Bank of Spain (1989–1994), the European Commission, the IMF and the World Bank. He was a member of the Executive Board and the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) between 2004 ... Read More

Patrick Honohan, Ph.D.

Former Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland

Patrick Honohan was Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland and a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank from September 2009 to November 2015.  He is an honorary professor of economics at Trinity College Dublin and a nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.  Previously he spent twelve years on the staff of the World Bank where he was a Senior Advisor on financial sector issues and led half a dozen of the first wave of FSAPs for developing countries. During the 1990s he was a Research Professor at Ireland’s Economic and Social ... Read More

Athanasios Orphanides, Ph.D.

Professor of the Practice of Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management

Athanasios Orphanides is a Professor of the Practice of Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.  He is also an Honorary Advisor to the Bank of Japan’s Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, a member of the Shadow Open Market Committee, a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Financial Studies, and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability. His research interests are on central banking, finance, and political economy and he has published extensively on these topics. He has also contributed to the ongoing ... Read More

Charles I. Plosser, Ph.D.

Board Member, FINRA and Former President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Dr. Charles Plosser was president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. In this role, he participated on the Federal Reserve System's Federal Open Market Committee, which is responsible for conducting our nation's monetary policy. He currently serves on the FINRA Board of Governors. Dr. Plosser joined the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank in 2006. During his term, he and his colleagues faced the challenges of a global financial crisis followed by a severe recession. The Federal Reserve took unprecedented actions, in both monetary policy and in its lending operations, that helped mitigate the effects of the financial crisis and ... Read More

Lisa McIntire Shaw

Founding Partner of Cygnus Asset Management, LLC

Lisa McIntire Shaw is a founding partner of Cygnus Asset Management, LLC based in Charlotte, NC. She has more than 30 years of experience in the financial arena. Her areas of special interest include international markets; charitable trusts; strategic wealth preservation; and domestic, corporate, government and municipal bonds. Lisa earned her Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation from the College of Financial Planning and her credentials as a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a bachelor's degree in international studies from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. A native ... Read More

Herbert Taylor, Ph.D.

Secretary to the Federal Advisory Council

Herb Taylor is secretary to the Federal Advisory Council, a group of leading bankers from each of the twelve Federal Reserve Districts that meets regularly with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to consult and advise on matters under the Board's jurisdiction. Herb had previously served nearly 40 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, first in economic research, then in public affairs, and finally as corporate secretary. Herb holds a B.A. in economics from La Salle University and a Ph.D. in economics from Temple University, where he is currently an adjunct professor in macroeconomics. Herb was born and ... Read More