Conference Announcement and Agenda
The Transatlantic Economy: Convergence or Divergence
April 18, 2016

A conference jointly sponsored by the European Commission, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

The conference will bring together US and Europe-based policy makers, regulators, market analysts and academics. Conference participants will evaluate the prospects for sustainable economic growth and financial stability, and discuss challenges to transatlantic economic relations posed by the recent episodes of the economic crisis. The talks will be structured around three interactive panel sessions as follows:

  • Session 1: Fiscal convergence, monetary divergence?
  • Session 2: The appropriate policy response to secular stagnation risks
  • Session 3: Towards an integrated Transatlantic financial market?

Attendance is by invitation only.

This event is open to the media. Chatham House Rule will be in effect for all but the keynote address; media may report on comments made during the event, but may not attribute remarks to individuals or organization. European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici’s keynote speech will be on-the-record. To register please contact Andrea Priest at the New York Fed,


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Federal Reserve Bank of New York
33 Liberty Street
12th Floor Conference Center
New York, NY 10045

Conference Organizers
Moreno Bertoldi, European Commission
Paolo Pesenti, Federal Reserve Bank of New York and CEPR
Hélène Rey, London Business School and CEPR
Valerie Rouxel-Laxton, European Commission

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