Monetary and economic policies on both sides of the Atlantic | Panel: Global Monetary Policies – Lessons of the Recent Past

VIDEO October 3, 2019

Speaker / Author

Jens Ulbrich

Director General Economics, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt.

Date of birth: 11 November 1968, married, three children Education:

  • Diploma in Economics and Political Sciences University of Cologne and Trinity College Dublin
Positions: 1997 – 1999         Economist, Economics Department Dresdner Bank AG, Frankfurt 1999                    Economist, Federal Chancellery, Bonn and Berlin 2000 – 2003         Staff Economist, German Council of Economic Experts, Wiesbaden 2003 – 2005         Secretary General, German Council of Economic Experts, Wiesbaden 2005 – 2008         Head of Staff Unit “Fundamental Issues/Speeches” at the President’s Office, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt 2006 - 2008          Deputy Head of Economics Department, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt. 2009 -                   Director General Economics, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt. ... Read More

Frank Smets

Director General Economics, European Central Bank

Frank Smets is Director General Economics at the European Central Bank since February 2017. Previously he was Adviser to the President of the European Central Bank since December 2013 and Director General of the Directorate General Research from September 2008. He is professor of economics at UGent and an honorary professor in the Duisenberg chair at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen. He is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London and CESifo in Munich. He has written and published extensively on monetary, macroeconomic, financial and international issues mostly related ... Read More

Elga Bartsch

Managing Director, Head of Macro Research of the BlackRock Investment Institute

Elga heads up economic and markets research of the Blackrock Investment Institute (BII). BII provides connectivity between BlackRock’s portfolio managers, originates economic and market research and publishes insights. Prior to joining BlackRock, Dr Bartsch was Global Co-Head of Economics and Chief European Economist at Morgan Stanley in London. She started her career as a research associate at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, a large German economic think-tank where she worked at the President’s office and managed the Advanced Studies in International Economic Policy Research, a post-graduate program in international macroeconomics. Dr Bartsch has more than 20 years of ... 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