Past Events

At Whose Service? Employment Effects of Services Trade Reform in the MENA Region and Sub-Saharan Africa

2 October 2014
Trade, Workshops | Tags: Employment, Services Trade
Trade in services is the new frontier in international trade theory and practice. Modern trade agreements go beyond the removal of traditional barriers to goods trade, such as tariffs, and increasingly deal with issues previously thought to be of strictly domestic concern, notably in the ... continue reading

Monetary Policy and Sustainability

16-20 June, 2014
Conferences, Monetary | Tags: Inequality, QE, Resource Security
Monetary policy has wide ranging effects on the economy and society as a whole. The actions taken by central banks with regard to interest rate levels, inflation targets, and exchange rates are key factors in investment decisions and play a significant role in the distribution ... continue reading

Monetary Policy and Resource Security

22-24 April, 2014
Monetary, Workshops | Tags: Commodities, Energy, Resource Security
Resource security – the capacity to meet current and future demand for food, water, land, energy and minerals – has been a key concern for policymakers for a long time. As global consumption levels rise, debates on how to safeguard natural capital are moving up ... continue reading

Monetary Policy and Inequality

3-4 April 2014
Monetary, Workshops | Tags: Inequality
The Council on Economic Policies (CEP) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta organized a workshop on Monetary Policy and Inequality on 3-4 April 2014 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Since the beginning of the 1990s, income and wealth inequality has been rising in ... continue reading

What is Sustainable Monetary Policy?

17 February 2014
Monetary, Workshops | Tags: Alternative Currencies, Commodities, Financial Stability
Colloquium on monetary policy, its impact on financial markets in general and commodity markets in particular, the role of deregulation in the financial crisis, and the potential of alternative currencies. ... continue reading