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Central Banking Series: Madrid

VIDEO May 13, 2015

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Vicente Montes Gan

Director, Fundacion Rafael del Pino

Director of the Rafael del Pino Foundation, Vice president of the United Nations Global Compact Spanish Network, President of the Spanish State Economists Association, Founder and President of the NGO Liberdom and member of the Editorial Boards of the academic magazine Información Comercial Española and Ceteris paribus blog. Bachelor in Economics (Autónoma University of Madrid), Ph.D in Law (Complutense University of Madrid) and State Economist and Trade Specialist (highest Degree on Public and International Economics awarded by the Spanish Public Sector through competitive examination). Officer of the Royal Orden de Isabel La Católica, Leão de Oro of the Republic of Angola ... Read More

Jorge Sicilia

Chief Economist, BBVA Group and Director of BBVA Research

Currently Jorge Sicilia is chief economist of BBVA Group and director of BBVA Research. He leads a global team of economists distributed around Europe, US, Mexico, South America and Asia devoted to economic, financial and regulatory analysis. He is a member of BBVA’s ALCO and Regulatory Committee. Previous to this position, Jorge Sicilia has been BBVA’s chief economist for North America supervising the teams conducting economic and regulatory analysis on the US and México, principal economist in the Monetary Policy Stance Division at the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Monetary and Financial Markets’ chief economist at BBVA in Madrid, head ... Read More

George Tsetsekos, Ph.D.

Dean Emeritus and the Francis Professor of Finance at LeBow’s College of Business at Drexel University

Dr. George Tsetsekos, serves as the Francis professor of Finance and Director of the Risk Management Center at the LeBow College of Business. He served as Dean of LeBow (2002-2012) and under his transformative leadership the college achieved national rankings and quality milestones in research and teaching. Prior to his appointment as Dean, he served as Drexel’s Vice Provost and Vice President for academic administration and contributed to the completion of the strategic merger between Drexel and MCP Hahnemann University. Dr. Tsetsekos’ extensive research covers the broad areas of corporate finance, investments, banking and international finance. His research contributions include articles ... Read More

Jose Luis Malo de Molina

Director General, Banco de España

Jose Luis Malo de Molina was born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 1950. Doctor in Economics (with Distinction) from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). He lectured in Applied Economics at UCM until 1985. He joined the Banco de España Research Department in 1982 as an economist, where he held various positions of responsibility. He was director of the Monetary and Financial Studies Department until July 1992. In July 1992 he was appointed Director-General of the Banco de España DG Economics, Statistics and Research and a member of the Bank's Executive Commission. He accompanies the Governor the ECB Governing Council meetings, as ... Read More

David E. Altig, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Dr. David E. Altig is executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. In addition to advising the Bank president on monetary policy and related matters, Dr. Altig oversees the Bank's regional executives and the Bank's research department. He also serves as a member of the Bank's management and discount committees. He leads the Atlanta Fed's macroblog, which provides commentary on economic topics, including monetary policy, macroeconomic developments, and the Southeast economy. Dr. Altig also serves as an adjunct professor of economics in the graduate school of business at the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the ... Read More

Daniel Sullivan, Ph.D.

Director of Research and Executive Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Daniel G. Sullivan is director of research and executive vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Sullivan serves as chief economist and as a member of the Executive Committee. He also attends meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the group responsible for formulating national monetary policy. His research is in the area of labor economics, especially issues related to displaced workers and alternative work arrangements. Prior to joining the Chicago Fed, Sullivan was an assistant professor of economics at Northwestern University and has also taught at Princeton University. In addition he is an adjunct faculty member at ... Read More

Livio Stracca, Ph.D.

Head of the International Policy Analysis Division in the European Central Bank

Livio Stracca is head of the International Policy Analysis Division in the European Central Bank. He holds a Ph.D. in economics and a postgraduate degree in European Union Law. He teaches at the University of Frankfurt J.-W. Goethe and has published extensively, mainly in monetary and international economics. ... Read More

José M. González-Páramo

Executive Board member, BBVA

Mr. González-Páramo is Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.A. in Economics from Columbia University. He also holds a Ph.D. from Universidad Complutense. His professional record is a blend of central bank decision-making and private sector responsibilities, academic experience and advisory positions. In 1988 he was appointed Professor of Economics at UCM. In addition, he has taught advanced courses in economic analysis of public policies at the Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros in Madrid and at other research centers. From September 2012 he is a Professor at IESE Business School. From 1985 to 1994 he was an economic adviser to various public and private ... Read More

Donald Rissmiller

Founding Partner of Strategas

Donald Rissmiller is a founding partner of Strategas and has been the firm's chief economist since 2006, directing its macroeconomic research effort. He oversees Strategas' high-frequency econometric forecasting and thematic economic research. Mr. Rissmiller's research has been consistently recognized by Institutional Investor magazine in their annual survey: he was ranked best up and coming economist in 2008, and was third in their 2009 All-America Independent Research Team survey. He is frequently quoted in the financial press. Prior to co-founding Strategas in 2006, Mr. Rissmiller was an economist and managing director at International Strategy & Investment (ISI) Group. Before joining ISI, ... Read More