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Sandra Parthie Event 24. January 2022 Livestream debate: Rising inflation – is it here to stay?

The recent surge in inflation has sparked a sometimes polarizing debate among central bankers, analysts, policymakers and the wider public. In July 2021, the ECB changed its inflation objective to a symmetric 2% target over the medium term. But euro area inflation has surged to 5% in December.

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Sandra Parthie Event 24. January 2022

Livestream debate: Rising inflation – is it here to stay?

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German Economic Institute (IW) German Economic Institute (IW)

The recent surge in inflation has sparked a sometimes polarizing debate among central bankers, analysts, policymakers and the wider public. In July 2021, the ECB changed its inflation objective to a symmetric 2% target over the medium term. But euro area inflation has surged to 5% in December.

This virtual panel discussion will bring together leading economists to discuss questions like the following: Are we merely witnessing a temporary blip, or could inflation turn into a sustained threat for citizens and markets? Does the ECB adequately balance the benefits and side effects of its monetary policy? What are the political ramifications of inflation?

Welcome
Dr Christian Ossig, Chief Executive, BdB

Panelists
Prof Danuta Maria Hübner, MEP (EPP, PL), ECON Committee
Dr Roland Straub, Counsellor to the President, ECB (tbc)
Prof Michael Hüther, Director, IW
Dr Holger Schmieding, Chief Economist, Berenberg

Moderator    
Alexander Weber, Bloomberg, Frankfurt (tbc)

Conclusion    
Prof Michael Hüther, Director, IW

Language     
English

Schedule    
15h00    Welcome note by Mr Ossig
15h05    Housekeeping + introduction of speakers by the moderator
15h10    Introductory remarks by the panelists
15h25    Questions to the panelists by the moderator
15h40    Open discussion with questions from the audience (Chat)
15h55    Concluding remarks by Mr Hüther
16h00    End of event

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