Monetary and economic policies on both sides of the Atlantic Part 2

VIDEO February 9, 2018

Keynote Speech: Economic adjustments in Europe: the case of France

  • Francois Villeroy de Galhau, Banque de France

Panel: Global Monetary Policies – Similarities and divergences on the way to the new normal

  • Chairperson: Marc-Olivier Strauss-Kahn, Banque de France
  • David Altig, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Huw Pill, Goldman Sachs
  • Peter Praet, ECB
  • Volker Wieland, German Council of Economic Experts and Frankfurt University

Speaker / Author

François Villeroy de Galhau

Governor, Banque de France

François Villeroy de Galhau was born in Strasbourg on 24 February 1959. His family roots are in Lorraine and Saarland. François Villeroy de Galhau is an ENA graduate and a former Inspector of Finance. In 1988, he joined the French Treasury (Africa desk, then Europe desk), then served as European advisor to the Minister of Finance and the Prime Minister (Pierre Bérégovoy) from 1990 to 1993. He held various posts at the French Treasury, then became financial advisor at the Permanent Representation of France in Brussels. From 1997 to 2000, he was chief of staff of the Minister of the Economy, ... Read More

Marc-Olivier Strauss-Kahn

Director General and Special Advisor to the Governor of the Banque de France

Marc-Olivier Strauss-Kahn is Director General and Special Advisor to the Governor of the Banque de France (BDF). He chairs the Scientific Council and Steering Committee of the future “City of Economics and Money”, a Paris Museum project financed by the BdF to contribute to the economic education of the public. He is also a member of the Board of Universcience-Partners. From 2001 to 2017, he was Director General, in charge of the Directorate General, Economics and International (DGEI), except from 2008 to 2011 (see below). He was also the Vice-Chair of the BdF Foundation for Research. From 2008 to 2011, ... 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

Huw Pill

Chief European Economist and Co-head of the Economics Team, Goldman Sachs

Huw is the chief European economist and co-head of the Economics team in Europe. He joined Goldman Sachs as a managing director in 2011 and was named partner in 2012. Prior to joining the firm, Huw worked at the European Central Bank, where he was deputy director general of Research and head of the Monetary Policy Stance Division. Earlier, he worked at the Bank of England and at Harvard University, where he was an associate professor of business administration. Huw earned a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from University College, Oxford, in 1989 and an MA and PhD in ... Read More

Peter Praet

Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank

Peter Praet joined the European Central Bank as Member of the Executive Board in 2011. He is responsible for the Directorate General Economics. Before joining the ECB, Peter Praet was Executive Director of the National Bank of Belgium (2000-2011). Here he was responsible for International Cooperation, Financial Stability and Oversight of Financial Infrastructures and Payments Systems. Between 2002 and 2011, he was also a Member of the Management Committee of the Belgian Banking, Finance and Insurance Commission (CBFA), where he was responsible for Prudential Policy for banking and insurance. Peter Praet served as Chief of Cabinet for the Belgian Minister of Finance from ... Read More

Volker Wieland, Ph.D.

Endowed Chair of Monetary Economics at the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability (IMFS) at Goethe University Frankfurt

Prof. Volker Wieland, Ph.D., holds the Endowed Chair of Monetary Economics at the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability (IMFS) at Goethe University Frankfurt and is a member of the German Council of Economic Experts. He is also a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London, a member of the Kronberger Kreis, which is the Scientific Council of the Market Economy Foundation, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the German Ministry of Finance. He has served as a consultant to a number of institutions, including the European Central Bank, the European Commission, the ... Read More