Department of Economics

Central Banking: Past, Present and Future

Financial crisis of 2008-2009 and unconventional measures of monetary policy following it raised a number of questions related to the role and functions a Central bank should play in an economy. How will the set of monetary policy tools changes? Which factors will influence monetary policy most in the future? What are the challenges Central banks should get ready to? These and other factors will be discussed by the roundtable participants.



16:00 – 16:50

Keynote presentation «Central Banking: Past, Present and Future»
Charles Goodhart, Emeritus Professor, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, former Advisor to the President of the Bank of England on monetary policy issues, former external member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England.

16:50 – 18:00

Comments by roundtable participants (~10 minutes each)

  • Oleg Viyugin, Chairman of the Board of Directors, SAFMAR Financial Investments public corporation
  • Sangeeta Ahuja, British Consulate General, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Alexey Ponomarenko, Deputy Head of the Research and Forecasting Department, Bank of Russia
  • Ian Terence Proud, The Counsellor Economic, Trade and Energy of British Embassy
  • Sergey Slobodyan, Director of Economics Department, Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg
  • Kirill Borisov, Professor of Economics, European University at St. Petersburg

18:00 – 18:30

General discussion


Photo: Fox Notes (Die Gartenlaube (1894)).