5th Annual Monetary Policy Seminar brings together experts in Rio
Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Brazilian Institute of Economics (IBRE) and the newspaper Valor Economico will be gathering experts in Rio de Janeiro to discuss the international economic and financial scenario and issues related to the conduct of monetary policy in Brazil. The meeting is free and open to those interested in the subject and will take place on May 20 (Monday), from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the FGV Culture Center (Praia de Botafogo, 186, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, RJ).
The opening session will examine the implications for monetary policymakers, in Brazil and abroad, of the new economic and financial framework prevailing in developed countries. This new environment, as explained by José Júlio Senna, Head of the FGV IBRE’s Center for Monetary Studies and organizer of the event, is characterized by low growth, inflation, and interest rates.
The meeting will also discuss the likely size and consequences, especially for Brazil, of the slowdown of the global economy. New ideas suggested by academics and directors of central banks to address the effects of the new international economic and financial framework will also be analyzed, as well as the idea of open banking as a solution to the problem of high bank spread, which has occurred for years in Brazil.
Second part of the seminar will feature a discussion on the conduct of the monetary policy by the Brazilian Central Bank. To conclude, a roundtable will be held with all the speakers at the event.
Six economists, all former directors of the Central Bank, will participate in the seminar: Affonso Celso Pastore, Mário Mesquita, Eduardo Loyo, Sérgio Werlang, Afonso Bevilaqua, and José Júlio Senna. Alex Ribeiro, a special reporter for Valor Econômico, will serve as mediator.
Please visit the website for more information and to make your registration.