2017 NABE International Symposium
Special Event co-Hosted by:
Mario Monti, former Prime Minister of Italy, addresses 2017 International Symposium attendees
The National Association for Business Economics (NABE) and the Banca d'Italia will cohost a global economic symposium at the Banca d'Italia headquarters in Rome, Italy, May 4-5, 2017.
The goal of the Symposium is to strengthen linkages and networks between leading business economists in the United States and their colleagues across the Atlantic through a dialogue and roundtable that will foster debate and the exchange of frank views on economic issues of common concern.
This is the third global symposium to be co-hosted by NABE; the first was conducted May 2015 in Munich, Germany, in conjunction with the Deutsche Bundesbank, and the second was conducted May 2016 in Paris, France, in conjunction with the OECD.
NOTE: This event is open to NABE Members and invited guests only. To request an invitation, email [email protected].
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Arrival, Registration, Light Lunch
1:00 PM - 1:20 PM Welcome
Stuart Mackintosh, CBE, 2016-17 NABE President; Executive Director, Group of Thirty
Salvatore Rossi, Senior Deputy Governor, Banca d'Italia
1:20 PM - 2:20 PM Session 1: Global Outlook
Manuel Balmaseda, CBE, Chief Economist, CEMEX
John Calverley, Chief Economist, Calverley Economic Advisors Ltd.
William A. Strauss, CBE, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Moderator: Mine Yücel, CBE, 2016-17 NABE Vice President, Senior Vice President and Research Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
2:20 PM - 3:30 PM Session 2: Is Monetary Policy Still the Only Game in Town? Outlook for Fiscal Policy and Structural Reform
Stefan Kooths, Head of the Forecasting Center, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Paolo Onofri, Founder and President, Prometeia Associazione
Juan Luis Vega, Head of Monetary Policy Division, Banco de España
Moderator: George Kahn, CBE, Vice President and Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Coffee Break
3:50 PM - 5:00 PM Session 3: Potential for Digitization and Technology
Jacques Bughin, Director and Senior Partner, McKinsey Global Institute
Mark Cliffe, Chief Economist, ING Group
Moderator: Martin Fleming, VP, Chief Economist and Chief Analytics Officer, IBM Corp.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Session 4: Financial Regulation: Too Far or Not Far Enough?
Fatima Pires, Head of Financial Regulation Division, European Central Bank
John Silvia, CBE, Chief Economist, Wells Fargo
Moderator: Alessio De Vincenzo, Head of the Macroprudential Analysis Division, Banca d'Italia
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Guided Tour of Palazzo Koch, Banca d'Italia
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Reception/Dinner with Keynote Speaker
Palazzo Koch, Banca d'Italia
Reflections on International Integration - in Europe and Beyond
Mario Monti, Former Prime Minister of Italy; Senator for Life
Introduction: Fabio Panetta, Deputy Governor, Banca d'Italia
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Arrival and Coffee
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Session 5: Reforming the European Economic Governance: An Italian View
Fabrizio Saccomanni, Former Senior Deputy Governor, Banca d'Italia, and Former Minister of the Economy and Finance; Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Introduction: Luigi Federico Signorini, Deputy Governor, Banca d'Italia
9:30 AM - 10:40 AM Session 6: Future of the European Union
Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Professor, Paris School of Economics
Marco Buti, Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
Moderator: Klaus Masuch, Principal Adviser, European Central Bank
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM Coffee Break
11:00 AM - 12:10 PM Session 7: The Puzzle of Diminishing Trade: Cyclical or Secular?
Marco Annunziata, Chief Economist, GE
Susan Lund, Director of Research, McKinsey Global Institute
Graham Slack, Chief Economist, A.P. Møller Maersk
Moderator: Massimo Sbracia, Manager - Directorate General for Economics, Statistics and Research, Banca d'Italia
12:10 PM - 1:10 PM Luncheon
1:10 PM - 2:20 PM Session 8: How to Reverse Low Everything (Growth, Inflation, Interest Rates)?
Jorge Sicilia, Chief Economist, BBVA
Chris Varvares, CBE, Senior Managing Director and Co-Founder, Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC
Moderator: Marco Magnani, Deputy Director General for Economics, Statistics and Research, Banca d'Italia
A limited number of rooms at the special rate of €240 (single occupancy) and €260 (double occupancy) have been reserved at the Mood Hotels - Rome Glam Hotel, Rome Times Hotel, and Rome Life Hotel. All hotels are close to one another and within walking distance from the Banca d'Italia (map). To make a reservation, please complete the hotel reservation form and return to [email protected] no later than March 15, 2017. After this date, availability and rates will be on request. No phone reservations.
Rome Glam Hotel
via Nazionale 82
Rome Times Hotel
via Milano 42
Rome Life Hotel
via Palermo 10/12