Monetary and economic policies on both sides of the Atlantic Part 1

VIDEO February 9, 2018

Opening and Welcome

  • Don Rissmiller, Strategas and GIC Vice Chair
  • Urs Birchler, SUERF President, University of Zurich

Keynote Speech: Monetary Policy Issues in an European Context

  • Jens Weidmann, Deutsche Bundesbank

Interview: Monetary Policy Issues in an US Context

  • Robert Kaplan, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Moderator: Emanuel Mönch, Deutsche Bundesbank

Speaker / Author

Donald Rissmiller

Founding Partner and Chief Economist of Strategas

Mr. Rissmiller is a founding Partner of Strategas and has directed the Firm's macroeconomic research efforts since 2006. He oversees Strategas' thematic research as well as high-frequency econometric forecasting.

Prior to co-founding Strategas in 2006, Mr. Rissmiller was an Economist and Managing Director at International Strategy & Investment (ISI) Group. Before joining ISI, he worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, focusing on the analysis of U.S. macroeconomic data and price/wage forecasting models. He is frequently quoted in the financial press. ... Read More

Urs Birchler

Professor of Banking at the Department for Banking and Finance, Zürich University

Urs Birchler is Professor of Banking at the Department for Banking and Finance at Zürich University, having previously worked at the Swiss National Bank, where he was Director of the Financial Stability Unit, and having previously been a member of the Bank’s Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and Chairman of its Basel Committee Research Task Force. His university teaching commitments have dealt with the theory of financial intermediation, banking and banking regulation, financial stability, game theory and economics of information, and have included appointments at the Universities of Zurich, St Gallen, Bern, Lausanne and Leipzig. His research has also focused ... Read More

Jens Weidmann

President of the Deutsche Bundesbank

Dr. Jens Weidmann, born on April 20, 1968, in Solingen, North Rhein-Westphalia, is President of the Deutsche Bundesbank and Member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank. He studied Economics at the Université de Droit, d’Economie et des Sciences at Aix-Marseille III and at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University, Bonn. In 1997 – after obtaining his PhD at Bonn University – he joined the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. In 1999 he became Secretary General of the German Council of Economic Experts. In 2003 he joined Deutsche Bundesbank as Head of the Monetary Policy and Analysis Division and Deputy ... Read More

Robert S. Kaplan

President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Robert Steven Kaplan has served as the thirteenth president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas since September 8, 2015. He represents the Eleventh Federal Reserve District on the Federal Open Market Committee in the formulation of U.S. monetary policy and oversees the 1,200 employees of the Dallas Fed. Kaplan was previously the Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice and a Senior Associate Dean at Harvard Business School. He is the author of several books, including What You Really Need to Lead: The Power of Thinking and Acting Like an OwnerWhat You're Really Meant To Do: A Road Map for Reaching ... Read More

Emanuel Mönch

Head of Research, Deutsche Bundesbank

Emanuel Moench is the Head of Research of Deutsche Bundesbank. Prior to joining the Bundesbank, Emanuel was a Research Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. His research focuses on the intersection of macroeconomics and finance and has been published in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Monetary Economics among others. He received the Amundi Smith Breeden First Prize in 2015 and the European Economic Association's Young Economist Award in 2008. Emanuel obtained a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Economics from Humboldt University Berlin and an M.A. in Statistics from ENSAE. ... Read More