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Among the past conferences were

Conference on Enlargement of the European Union: Opportunities and Prospects, London
Conference on Policy Coordination in an Integrated Global Economy, Paris
Conference on Emerging Markets and Global Risk Management, London
Conference on Money, Foreign Exchange and Capital Markets, London
International Symposium on Economic and Financial Modelling, London
Conference on New Developments in Global Capital Markets: Opportunities and Prospects, London
International Symposium on Economic Modelling, Pamplona, Spain
International Symposium on Economic Modelling, Maribor, Slovenia
Conference on The Global Financial Market and the Euro: Strategies and Prospects, Lisbon, Portugal
Conference on The Conversion to the Euro: The Relationship Between the Ins and Outs, Helsinki, Finland
International Symposium on Economic Modelling, Vienna, Austria

Enlargement of the European Union: Opportunities and Prospects:
London

Convened in collaboration with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, co-sponsored by IntesaBci

The speakers were:
-Mr. Milos Zeman, PM, Czech Republic
-Mr. Andris Berzins, PM, Latvia
-Mr. Algirdas Brazauskas, PM, Lithuania
-Mr. Siim Kallas, PM, Republic of Estonia
-Mr. Christian Noyer, VP, European Central Bank
-Ms. Maria Kadlecikova, Deputy PM, Slovak Republic
-Ms. Alexandra Cas Granje, Head, Enlargement Unit, European Commission
-Mr. Jean Lemierre, President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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Policy Coordination in an Integrated Global Economy:
OECD Paris

Convened by the European Economics and Financial Centre in collaboration with OECD

Among the Keynote speakers were:
-Mr Ben Bernanke, Member, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
-Mr M.R. Pridiyathorn, Governor, Bank of Thailand
-Mr David Dodge, Governor, Bank of Canada
-Mr Per Nuder, Minister for Policy Coordination, Sweden
-Prof H. Scobie, Director, European Economics and Financial Centre

Among other papers presented:
-Mr Jean Phillipe Cotis, Chief Economist, OECD
-Prof Age Bakker, Director, Financial Markets Division, De Nederlandsche Bank
-Mr Jean-Pierre Hellebuyck, Vice President, AXA Asset management
-Prof Octave Jokung, EDHEC Business School, Lille
-Dr Mario Blejer, Director, Centre for Central Banking Studies, Advisor to the Governor, Bank of England
-Prof. Akira Onishi, Director, Centre for Global Modelling, Japan
-Mr Nicholas Budd, Senior Partner, Denton Wilde Sapte
-Mr Joaquin Oliveira, Head of Ageing/Pensions Project, Economics Department, OECD.
-Mr Peter Stenkula, Director, Bank of Sweden(Riksbank)
-Dr Andre Kolodziejak, European Commission.

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Emerging Markets and Global Risk Management:
Westminster Business School, University of Westminster

Convened jointly with the Centre for the Study of Emerging Markets (CSEM) at the Westminster Business School, European Economic and Financial Centre (EEFC), Athenian Policy Forum (APF), International Association of Financial Engineers (IAFE) - London Committee, CERAM University in Sophia Antipolis France, and the Cuban Embassy in London.

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Among the Keynote speakers were:
-Mr Leszek Balcerowicz President, National Bank of Poland
-Mr. Erdem Basci, Vice Governor of Central Bank of Turkey
-Mr. Ilmars Rimševics, Governor, Central Bank of Latvia
-Dr. Mario Blejer, Director of the Centre for Central Banking Studies Bank of England
-Prof H. Scobie, Director, European Economics and Financial Centre
-Ms Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, Vice President, EBRD
-Professor Daniel McFadden, Economic Nobel Laureate
-Professor Ajit Singh Cambridge University

Among other papers presented:
-Frank Heid, Thorsten Nestmann, Beatrice Weder and Natalja v. Westernhagen, Deutsche Bundesbank, Germany
-Peer Stein, International Financial Corporation (IFC)
-Alexandre Minda and Stephanie Truquin, Université de Toulouse, France
-Joe Tanega, Westminster Business School, University of Westminster
-Bernard Herz & Stefan Hoops, CIB/Global Markets, Austria
-Michel H. Bouchet and Bertrand Groslambert, CERAM/France
-Ahmad Shukri Yazid and Mohd Shaladdin Muda, Sultan Zainal Abidin College Terengganu, Malaysia, and University College of Science and Technology, Terengganu, Malaysia
-Prof Octave Jokung, EDHEC Business School, Lille
-Dr Mario Blejer, Director, Centre for Central Banking Studies, Advisor to the Governor, Bank of England
-Prof. Akira Onishi, Director, Centre for Global Modelling, Japan
-Mr Nicholas Budd, Senior Partner, Denton Wilde Sapte
-Mr Joaquin Oliveira, Head of Ageing/Pensions Project, Economics Department, OECD.
-Mr Peter Stenkula, Director, Bank of Sweden(Riksbank)
-Dr Andre Kolodziejak, European Commission.

Money, Foreign Exchange and Capital Markets:
Chancellor's Hall, University of London

Keynote speakers: Mr. Jean-Claude Trichet, President, European Central Bank - The Euro and its prospects

Among other papers presented:
-Mrs. Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, Vice-President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development "Recent Trends in the Financial Markets of Emerging Markets"
-Mr. Gerhard Schleif, Managing Director, German Public Finance Agency "Tasks and Structure of the German Finance Agency"
-Mr. Andre Kolodziejak, European Commission, Brussels "Short-Term Forecasting at the European Commission"
-Mr. Takashi Oyama, Chief Representative (Europe), Bank of Japan "Japan's Economy: Facing up to Challenges"
-Mr. Marc Stephens, Bank of England, Senior Financial Advisor for Europe "A Review of Recent Trends in Global Capital Markets"
-Mr. Mar Gudmundsson, Chief Economist, Central Bank of Iceland "Exchange Rate Volatility: Magnitude and Consequences"
-Prof. H. Scobie Director, European Economics and Financial Centre "The Behaviour of the Euro versus Major Currencies"
-Prof. Akira Onishi President, Soka University, Japan "Interpretation of economic indicators, financial data and information: Forecasting using the FUJI Global Model"
-Mr. Andrew Pelling Senior Vice-President, Sanwa International plc "Trends in the Japanese Domestic Bond Market and the Reaction to September 11th"

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International Symposium on Economic and Financial Modelling
University of London

Convened in partnership with the journal Economic and Financial Modelling

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New Developments in Global Capital Markets: Opportunities and Prospects:
Chancellor's Hall, University of London

Co-sponsored by Deutsche Börse and Deutsche Asset Management

Among the papers presented were:
-Mrs. Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, Vice-President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development "Recent Trends in the Capital Markets of Emerging Markets"
-Mr. Shinichi Yoshikuni, Chief Representative (Europe), Central Bank of Japan "The Japanese Financial System in the New Environment"
-Mr. Eli M. Remolona, Head of Financial Markets, Monetary and Economic Department, Bank for International Settlements "Shifting Liquidity and Benchmarks in Global Fixed Income Markets"
-Mr. Lorenzo Codogno, Managing Director, Head - Euro Economics & Interest Rate Research, Bank of America, and Board Member, EuroMTS "How are Capital Markets Developing and which are the Key Issues Going Forward"
-Mr. Stuart J. Clenaghan, Executive Director, Fixed Income e-Commerce, UBS Warburg "Impact of Alternative Trading Systems on the Securities Markets"
-Mr. Gunnar Stangl, Head of Strategy, Debt Research, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein "Transformation of the Securities Industry"
-Mr. David Woods, Managing Director and Head E-commerce, ABN Amro "Online Trading and Market Places"
-Ms. Hilary Cook, Director, Investment Strategy, Barclays Capital "The Future of Capital Markets in Europe: Co-operation with Less Traditional Players"
-Mr. Christoph M. Klein, Portfolio Manager Corporate Bonds, Deutsche Asset Management " Analysis and Evaluation of Corporate Bonds"
-Ms. Christine Heyde, Eurex Frankfurt, Product Development, Deutsche Börse "Eurex - New Products without Boundaries"
-Mr. Simon Hills, Director of Regulation and Risk, British Bankers Association "New Directions and Current Regulatory Concerns"
-Ms. Elisabeth Legge, Senior Economist, European Economics & Financial Centre "Latest Developments within the Institutional Investor Industry"
-Professor H. Scobie, Chief Executive, European Economics and Financial Centre "The Impact of the Euro on the European Fixed Income Market"

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International Symposium on Economic Modelling:
Pamplona, Spain

Convened in collaboration with the Public University of Navarra in Pamplona and the journal Economic and Financial Modelling

Among the papers presented were:
-Prof. Bennett McCallum, Carnegie Melon University, USA, "Theoretical Analysis Regarding a Zero Lower Bound on Nominal Interest Rates"
-Prof. Julio Sánchez-Chóliz and Dr. Gloria Jarne, University of Zaragoza, Spain, "Modelling Long Waves with Logistic Functions"
-Mr. Manuel Balmaseda, BBVA, Spain, "Monetary policy rules in the US and Europe"
-Prof. Ilse Scheerlinck, Free University of Brussels, Belgium, "Factors of Labour Market Adaptability: Conceptual and Empirical Aspects"
-Mr. Harald Grech, Austrian National Bank, Austria, "Central Bank Intervention and Exchange Rate Volatility: The European Story"
-Prof. H. Scobie, European Economics & Financial Centre, UK, "Structural Changes in the Global Financial Market: An Empirical Analysis"
-Dr. Urmas Sepp and Mr. Ulo Kaasik, Bank of Estonia, Estonia, "Estonian Inflation Model"
-Ms. Emma M. Inglesias, University of Exeter, UK, "The Short-Term Interest Rate and Its Uncertainity"
-Dr. Jerry Coakley and Dr. Ana-Maria Fuertes, London Guildhall University, UK, "Asymmetric Dynamics in UK Real Interest Rates"
-Dr. Fernando Lera Lopez, Public University of Navarre, Spain, "Economic Models in Saving"
-Dr. Daniel Boamah, Central Bank of Barbados, Barbados, "Some Monetary Implications for Public Debt Management in the Caribbean"
-Mr. Diego Martinez Lopez, University of Jaen, Spain, "Endogenous Economic Growth and Public Capital from a Regional View: An Introduction"
-Dr. Michalis Vafopoulos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, "Financial Volatility Forecasting"
-Ms. Francisca Jimenez, University of Jaen, Spain, "Moral Hazard with Hidden Information: The Case of Olive Oil Cooperative Firms"
-Ms. M.A. Tobarra-Gomez, University of Exeter, UK, "A Simple Theoretical Model of Multinational Activity Based on Differences in Factor Returns to Scale"
-Dr. Kostas A. Rigas, University of Piraeus, Greece, "The Regional Dimension of Statistical Data on Innovation Activities (Research & Development)"
-Prof. Rajeev K. Goel, Illinois State University, USA, "R & D Subsidies, Cournot Oligopoly and Uncertain Process Innovation"
-Prof. Oscar Bajo-Rubio and Dr. Carmen Diaz-Roldan, Public University of Navarre, Spain, "Insurance Mechanisms against Asymmetric Shocks in a Monetary Union: An Application to the European Monetary Union"
-Prof. Yasumi Matsumoto, Waseda University, Japan, "Future of Electronic Money and Electronic Commerce"
-Dr. Teresa Aparicio and Dr. Innaculeda Villanua, University of Zaragoza, Spain, "Selection Criterion for Binary Choice Models: A Comparative Study"
-Dr. Julian Andrada Felix, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, "Further Evidence on Technical Analysis and Profitability of Foreign Exchange Intervention"
-Prof. Roy Boyd, Ohio University, USA, "Carbon Taxes and the Mexican Economy: The Impact of Compliance with Global Warming Restrictions on Mexico"
-Prof. Ligia Costa Pinto, Universidade do Minho, Portugal, "Multilateral Negotiations over Climate Change Policy"
-Mr. P. Leventis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, "Electricity Futures' Portfolio Synthesis: A Model Approach from the Viewpoint of the Supplier"
-Prof. Salah El-Sheikh, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada, "Will the Real Marshall Laws of Derived Demand Stand Up?" An Interpretation and Correction of Hicks's Elasticity Rules"
-Dr. Silviane Piard, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain, "Political Parties and Currency Crises: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis"
-Dr. Maria Piotrowska, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland, "Does a Good Indicator of the Monetary Policy Stance Exist in the Transition Economy? The Case of Poland"
-Prof. José Rossi, IPEA, Brazil, "Divisia Monetary Aggregates for Brazil"

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International Symposium on Economic Modelling
Maribor, Slovenia

Convened in collaboration with the University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business and the journal Economic and Financial Modelling

Among the participants were:
Prof. Oscar Bajo-Rubio, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain
-Dr. György Barabas, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Germany
-Mr. Jani Beko, University of Maribor
-Mr. Francis Bossier, Bureau Federal du Plan, Belgium
-Prof. Dr. Hans-Jurg Buttler, Swiss National Bank
-Ms. Vesna Cancer, University of Maribor
-Prof. Solomon Cohen, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
-Mr. Gordon Cordina, Central Bank of Malta
-Ms. Carmen Diaz-Roldan, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain
-Prof. Dr. Michel Dombrecht, National Bank of Belgium
-Mr. Anton Caruana Galizia, Central Bank of Malta
-Prof. Noriyuki Goto, University of Tokyo, Japan
-Mr. Mar Gudmundsson, Central Bank of Iceland
-Prof. Fumimasa Hamada, Tokyo International University, Japan
-Mr. Jerome Henry, The European Central Bank
-Dr. Frederik H. Huizinga, Central Planning Bureau, The Netherlands
-Prof. Davorin Kracun, University of Maribor
-Dr. Raúl Sanchez Larrión, University of Salamanca, Spain
-Dr. Jorge Barros Luis, Bank of Portugal
-Prof. Ignacio Mauleón, University of Salamanca, Spain
-Ms. Ayse Peker, Central Bank of Turkey
-Dr. Javier Perote, University of Salamanca, Spain
-Dr. Maria Piotrowska, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland
-Prof. H. Scobie, Director, European Economics & Financial Centre, London
-Prof. Andras Simon, National Bank of Hungary
-Dr. Peter Stalder , Centre for Research of Economic Activity, Switzerland

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The Global Financial Market and the EUro: Strategies and Prospects:
Lisbon, Portugal at Sala Calempluy, Centro Cultural de Belém, Praça do Império, 1400

Convened in collaboration with the Bank of Portugal

Opening Remarks: -Mr. Antonio Fernandes de Sousa, Governor, Bank of Portugal
-Prof. H. Scobie, Director, European Economics & Financial Centre, London.
-Session A: 09.15 - 11.00h
-Mr. Antonio Guterres, Prime Minister of Portugal: "Closer European Integration and the Consequences of the Single Currency"
-Mr. Jean-Luc Dehaene, Prime Minister of Belgium: "Management of Economic Policies in the Eurozone"
-Session B: 11.30 - 12.50h
-Mr. Christian Noyer, Vice President, European Central Bank: "The Euro in the Global Financial Market"
-Ms. Patricia Hewitt, MP, Economic Minister, UK Treasury: "EMU and the UK"
-Session C: 14.00 - 16.10h
-Chaired by: Mr. Einars Repse, Governor, Central Bank of Latvia
-Mr. Antonio Fernandes de Sousa, Governor, Bank of Portugal: "The Changing Environment for Banking in EMU"
-Prof. H. Scobie, Director, European Economics and Financial Centre: "Reserve Management with the Launch of the Euro"
-Mr. Georg Wittich, President, Federal Securities Supervisory Office, Germany: "Single European Financial Market: A Challenge for European Regulators"
-Session D: 16.20 - 17.30h
-Chaired by: Mr. Mar Gudmundsson, Chief Economist, Central Bank of Iceland
-Mr. Einars Repse, Governor, Central Bank of Latvia: "The Implication of the Euro for Central and Eastern Europe"
-Dr. Hubert Fromlet, Vice President & Chief Economist, Swedbank, Stockholm: "Are There Still Leading Indicators for Business in the Climate of Globalisation?"
-Wednesday 11 November, 1998 Session E: 9.00 - 10.20h
-Chaired by: Dr. Peter Stenkula, Senior Economic Advisor, Central Bank of Sweden
-Mr. Shinichi Yoshikuni, Chief Manager, Europe, Central Bank of Japan: "The Relationship of the Yen with the Future Euro"
-Mr. Peter Fisher, Executive Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and Manager, Federal Reserve Open Market Committee: "The Role of the Dollar in the Global Financial Market"
-Session F: 10.50 - 12.50h
-Chaired by: Mr. Antonio Fernandes de Sousa, Governor, Bank of Portugal
-Mr. Lucas Papademos, Governor, Bank of Greece: "Greece and the Euro: Economic Policies & Financial Markets"
-Mr. Thomas Alslev Christensen, Director EMU Office, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Denmark: "Denmark and the Euro: Perspectives for an Out-Country"
-Mr. Lorenzo Pecchi, Former Council Member, Italian Treasury, and Head, Strategy, Banco di Roma, Rome: "The Impact of the European Union Proposal for Tax Harmonisation on Financial Markets"
-Session G: 14.00 - 15.20
-Chaired by: Mr. Peter Achleitner, Director of General Secretariat, National Bank of Austria
-Mr. Miroslav Hrncir, Board Member & Head, Monetary Policy Department, Czech National Bank: "Inconsistency of Mass Capital Flows with a Pegged Exchange Rate:Lessons from the Czech Republic"
-Dr. Judit Nemenyi, Board Member and Managing Director, Central Bank of Hungary: "Challenges of Monetary Policy for the Accession Countries During the Transition"
-Session H: 15.50 - 17.50h
-Chaired by: Mr. Chang Ho Choi, Central Bank of Korea
-Mr. Mar Gudmundsson, Chief Economist, Central Bank of Iceland: "Small States on the Fringe of Big Currency Areas: Experiences and the Policy Options of Small Non-EU states"
-Mr. Djordje Djukic, Board Member, National Bank of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro): "Centralised versus Decentralised Approach in Banking Sector Restructuring in Transitional Economies"
-17.10h Conference Roundup

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The Conversion to the Euro: The Relationship between the 'Ins' and the 'Outs':
Helsinki, Finland

Convened in collaboration with Nordic Investment Bank

Among the distinguished speakers who participated:
-Mr. Paavo Lipponen, Prime Minister of Finland
-Mr. William McDonough, President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
-Mr. Erik Asbrink, Minister of Finance, Sweden
-Ms. Bodil Nyboe Andersen, Governor, National Bank of Denmark
-Dr. A.H.E.M. Wellink, Governor, Central Bank of the Netherlands
-Mr. Antonio Casas-Gonzales, Governor, Central Bank of Venezuela
-Mr. Michael Roeskau, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Finance, Germany
-Mr. Matti Vanhala, Governor, Bank of Finland
-Mr. Kenneth Clark, QC, Member of UK Parliament & Former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer
-Mr. Jarle Bergo, Deputy Governor, Bank of Norway
-Mr. Jon Sigurdsson, President, Nordic Investment Bank
-Sir Colin Marshall, President, Confederation of British Industry & Chairman, British Airways
-Mr. Guillermo Le Fort, Head, International Division, Central Bank of Chile
-Dr. Nils Lundgren, Chief Economist, Merita Nordbanken
-Dr. Hubert Fromlet, Vice President, Swedbank
-Mr. Sven Meili, Swiss Ambassador to Finland
-Prof. H. Scobie, Director, European Economics & Financial Centre

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International Symposium on Economic Modelling
Vienna, Austria

Convened in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Studies in Vienna

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