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The Capital Economics Annual Conference 2017 – Amsterdam

13 October, 2017
InterContinental Amstel

Ten years after the financial crisis: Is the global economy finally back to health?

08:30     Coffee & registration.

08:55     Introduction.

Roger Bootle.

09:00     The crisis and its aftermath.

Roger Bootle, Chairman

  • What was the root cause?
  • How did things go so badly wrong?
  • How and why has economic performance varied since?

09:15     Banks, debt and deleveraging. Are things back to normal?

Stephen Brown, European Economist

  • Is deleveraging over?
  • Have the banks fully recovered?
  • What does this mean for the economy?

09:30     Will inflation ever pick up again?

Andrew Kenningham, Chief Global Economist

  • Has the inflation/unemployment relationship changed?
  • Are globalisation and technological change holding inflation back?
  • What if inflation is permanently lower?

09:45     The road back to normal monetary policy.

Jennifer McKeown, Chief European Economist

  • What does “normal” now look like?
  • When and how will central banks tighten policy?
  • How will economies and markets respond?

10:00     Could it all happen again?

Jonathan Loynes, Chief Economist

  • Has the system been fixed?
  • What could trigger another crisis?
  • How would policymakers react?

10:15     Questions and discussion.

Chaired by Roger Bootle

10:45     Close & coffee.

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