International Symposium on Central Bank Independence

Sveriges Riksbank organised an international Symposium to mark the end of Stefan Ingves’ time as governor of Sveriges Riksbank. Senior central bank officials and prominent academics participated in four panels that addressed central bank independence from various angles – climate, payments, mandates and global policy coordination.

The Symposium was held in Stockholm on 10 January, 2023.

Welcoming remarks

Welcoming remarks by Erik Thedéen, Governor, Sveriges Riksbank.

Panel 1: Central bank independence and new risks: climate

Moderator: Andrew Bailey, Governor, Bank of England

Panellists: Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor, Bank of Japan, Tiff Macklem, Governor, Bank of Canada, Isabel Schnabel, Member of the Executive Board, ECB, Beatrice Weder di Mauro, President, CEPR

Panel 2: Central bank independence and the development of payments and central bank digital currencies

Moderator: Cecilia Skingsley, Head of the BIS Innovation Hub, BIS

Panellists: Tobias Adrian, Director MCM, IMF, Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Hyun Song Shin, Economic Adviser and Head of Research, BIS

Panel 3: Central bank independence and the mandate: Evolving views

Moderator: Torsten Persson, Professor, Stockholm University

Panellists: Claudia Buch, Vice President, Bundesbank, Mervyn King, former Governor, Bank of England, Jerome H. Powell, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Kenneth Rogoff, Professor, Harvard University

Panel 4: Central bank independence and policy coordination in a globalised world

Moderator: Adam Posen, President, Peterson Institute

Panellists: Viral Acharya, Professor, New York University, Kristin Forbes, Professor, MIT, Pablo Hernández de Cos, Governor, Banco de España, Klaas Knot, President, De Nederlandsche Bank

Concluding remarks

Concluding remarks by Stefan Ingves, former Governor, Sveriges Riksbank.

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Updated 11/01/2023