On July 2015, Bruegel hosted a roundtable discussion about the policy challenges facing a Europe trying to emerge resiliently from the financial shocks of recent years.
What kind of structural and behavioral changes can the EU implement in order to prevent another banking crisis? How can EU policies and institutions maintain an environment that is conducive to financially stable business practices?
On this occasion the first issue of European Economy – Banks, Regulation, and the Real Sector was presented. This new journal and internet platform aims to encourage debate among academics, institutional representatives and bankers on the current regulatory framework and its effects on banking activity and the real economy.
16:30 – 16:40: Opening:
- Guntram Wolff, director, Bruegel
- Giuseppe Scognamiglio, Co-head Group Institutional & Regulatory Affairs, Unicredit
16:40 – 17:00: Introduction:
- Giorgio Barba Navaretti, professor of economics, University of Milan, and chief-editor of European Economy – Bank, Regulation and the Real Sector
17:00 – 17:20: To bail-in or not to bail-in?
- Lead intervention: Jan Pieter Krahnen, professor of finance, Goethe University’s House of Finance
17:20 – 18:20: Round Table Discussion
Chair: Nicolas Véron, senior fellow, Bruegel
- Andrew Gracie, executive director for resolution, Bank of England
- Mario Nava, director, European Commission
- Santiago Fernandez de Lis, chief economist, BBVA
- Waleed Bahjat El-Amir, head of group strategic funding and portfolio, UniCredit
18:20 – 19:00: Open Discussion