Symposium on Debt – Economic, Political and Moral Consequences

When:24 June 2015
, 10:30
 - 17:45
Where:Deutsche Bundesbank’s Regional Office (Hauptverwaltung in Hessen)

The 37th Symposium of the Institut für bankhistorische Forschung e.V. on Debt – Economic, Political and Moral Consequences is jointly organized with Deutsche Bundesbank and Goethe University/ Research Center SAFE. The Symposium will take place in honor of Benjamin M. Friedman, first holder of the Endowed Chair of Financial History at Goethe University Frankfurt.

 

Program

10:30
Welcome Addresses
Diana Rutzka-Hascher, Deutsche Bundesbank
Konstantin Mettenheimer, Edmond de Rothschild Group


10:45
Main Lecture
Debt – Economic, Political and Moral Consequences
Charles Wyplosz, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

> Presentation


11:30
Panel 1: Too much debt: Inability or unwillingness to pay?
Günter Franke, University of Konstanz; Gerhard Illing, LMU Munich; Joachim Nagel, Deutsche Bundesbank; Lucas Papademos, University of Athens, Academy of Athens; Isabel Schnabel, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Chair: Reinhard H. Schmidt, Goethe University Frankfurt


13:00 Lunch


14:00
Panel 2: Over-indebtedness and societal consequences
Bernhard Emunds, St. Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology; Moritz Schularick, University of Bonn; Daniela Schwarzer, German Marshall Fund of the United States; Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell, Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Chair: Bernd Rudolph, LMU Munich


15:30 Coffee Break


16:00
Panel 3: Debt pathologies – political and moral consequences
Vítor Constâncio, European Central Bank; Benjamin M. Friedman, Harvard University; Charles Goodhart, London School of Economics and Political Science; Otmar Issing, Center for Financial Studies; Friedrich von Metzler, Metzler Bank
Chair: Aurel Schubert, European Central Bank


17:30
Concluding Remarks
Hans-Helmut Kotz, Goethe University Frankfurt, Harvard University


17:45 Reception