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South African Reserve Bank

Biennial Conference 2019 

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Biennial conference: Managing external vulnerabilities: implications for emerging market economies
Date:  24–25 October 2019
Welcome to the Biennial Conference of the South African Reserve Bank. The theme for this conference is ‘Managing external vulnerabilities: implications for emerging market economies’. It covers both the price stability and financial stability themes. The main driver behind this theme is the major challenge faced by emerging markets, which is the growing influence of global monetary policy spillovers on national policy-making. Ten years after the onset of the financial crisis in 2008, emerging markets are questioning whether they are better placed to withstand future financial crises or not, and if they are more or less susceptible to capital flow reversals.
The conference will include research papers and a panel discussion. Further, it will host subject experts from the advanced economies as well as emerging and developing economies.
The conference presenters include a mix of internationally renowned policymakers, academics and central bankers such as Adam Posen: President of the Peterson Institute for International Economics; James Bullard: President and Chief Executive Officer of the St Louis Fed; Alberto D Naudon: Board Member of the Central Bank of Chile; Luiz Awazu Perieira da Silva: Deputy General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements; Tobias Adrian: Financial Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the IMF; Robert N McCauley: retired from the BIS; John Muellbauer: Professor at the University of Oxford; Janine Aron: Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford; Pierre Siklos: Professor at the Department of Business and Economics; Wilfrid Laurier University; Sheila M’Mbijjewe: Deputy Governor of the Banki Kuu Ya Kenya; Kathy Yuan: Professor of Finance at the London School of Economics; Co-Pierre Georg: Financial Stability Chair at the University of Cape Town; and Monique Reid Professor at the University of Stellenbosch.
I trust that the conference will provide a platform for a productive dialogue on critical policy issues relevant to central banking.

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