Seminars and conferences 2014

The Institute organises regular seminars and conferences to encourage knowledge dissemination and innovative thinking about issues of particular concern to the EIB Group. These serve both to help staff in their work and inform the general public.

    • Professor Leszek Balcerowicz, who was Poland’s first non-communist Finance Minister since 1945, discusses the necessary conditions for a successful transition from a socialist economy to a market economy.

    • Professor Erik Jones, Johns Hopkins University SAIS and Nuffield College, tells about Getting the story right about the European crisis and how to choose between the different interpretations (and why you should care).

    • Do Banks hold enough capital to survive the next crisis? What about concentration and systemic risk in credit portfolios? Thomas Ribarits (EIB) presents the conclusions of a paper written in research cooperation between the EIB / EIB Institute and Manchester University in the framework of the FP7 Marie Curie ITN on Risk Management and Risk Reporting.

    • Chatchai Kongaut, Chalmers University, presents the findings of his research on the Impact of broadband speed on economic outputs.

    • At the European Forum Alpbach, the EIB took the lead in two sessions: EIB Vice President Molterer gave a presentation in the symposium “Who will finance the economy: banks, capital markets or…?” and the EIB Institute sponsored a breakout session on “Climate and energy – key questions for the future”.

    • EIB Group experts give insight into the latest thinking about the challenge of systemic risk.

    • Professor Olesya Grishchenko, Economist with the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve System, talks about what particular economic mechanisms could be behind bond return predictability.