Public lectures


ICMB regularly organizes prestigious public lectures for the Geneva community.

These lectures are held at the Maison de la Paix (The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)), 2, chemin Eugène-Rigot,  at 18:30.

Unless otherwise specified, the lectures are given in English.

The entrance is free. There is no registration.


Next public lectures

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Thomas Huertas

Partner FS Risk and Chair

EY Global Regulatory Network

Beyond Basel: Can Financial Regulation

Tackle Tomorrow’s Technology?

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Philipp Hildebrand

Vice Chairman


List of public lectures


February 20, 2018    Andreas Dombret: Now or later? Completing the European Banking Union.pdf


December 12, 2017  Jean Pisani Ferry: France-Un premier bilan.pdf

November 21, 2017  Lorenzo Bini Smaghi: Sovereign risk and the sustainability of the euro .pptx

November 9, 2017   Jean-Claude Trichet: What Governance for the Eurozone ?.pptx

May 11, 2017          Maurice Obstfeld: The Global Economy-Hopes and Fears.pptx

March 28, 2017       Andréa M. Maechler: Central Bank Policy in Extraordinary Time.pptx

February 28, 2017   Jaime Caruana: Have we passed "peak finance"?.pdf

January 31, 2017     Paul Blustein: Laid Low Inside The Crisis That Overwhelmed Europe and the IMF.pdf


November 8, 2016    Philip R. Lane: The Monetary Stance in Euro Area

October 4, 2016        Claudia Buch: Regulatory Reform at the Crossroads.pptx

April 26, 2016            Gikas Hardouvelis: Greek Crisis - Phase II.pdf

March 15, 2016         Richard Baldwin: Global trade and growth after the Doha Round .pptx


December 1, 2015     Hans-Joerg Rudloff: Financial Markets amid deteriorating world order

November 21, 2015   Sir Jon Cunliffe: Making macro-prudential policy operational.pdf

October 27, 2015       Avinash Persaud: Reinventing Financial Regulation

September 21, 2015  Peter Praet: Current issues on economic policy.pdf

April 21, 2015            Danièle Nouy: The Single Supervisory Mechanism - Benefits and      Challenges.pdf

February 25, 2015     Ksenia Yudaeva: Inflation targeting in Russia.pdf

February 17, 2015     Athanasios Orphanides: The politics of the euro area crisis and the ECB.pdf


December 2, 2014      Ignazio Visco: Challenges for monetary policy in the euro area.pdf

November 6, 2014      Robert Aliber: The problem with international capital flows.pdf

October 21, 2014        Fritz Zurbruegg: Long-time low interest rates - too much of a good thing?.pdf

March 25, 2014           Klaus Regling: Is the Euro Crisis Over? .pptx

March 11, 2014           Anne Héritier Lachat: La Globalisation de la réglementation et de la surveillance                   financières, son impact sur la Suisse.pdf

February 25, 2014      Eswar Prasad: The Dollar Trap


November 12, 2013   Stefan Ingves: Have lessons from previous bank crises been learned?.pdf

October 9, 2013         Benoît Coeuré: The Economic Consequences of Low Interest Rates.pdf 

May 14, 2013             Axel Weber: Bank Regulations And The Future Of Banking

April 16, 2013            Jean-Pierre Danthine: Credit - Is the sky the limit?.pdf

March 20, 2013          Thomas F. Huertas: Banking union what will it mean for Europe_.pdf

February 12, 2013      Andreas Dombret: Financial Systemic Risk.pdf


November 20, 2012    Donald Kohn: Unconventional Monetary Policies

June 5, 2012               Vitor Gaspar: Portugal: Policies, achievments and challenges.pdf

May 8, 2012                José Viñals: The Quest for Lasting Financial Stability.pptx

March 27, 2012           José Manuel Campa: The Challenge to the EUROpean Economy.pdf

February 20, 2012       Peter Praet: Monetary Policy In Times Of Crisis.pdf


October 25, 2011        Charles Bean: Central Banking Then And Now.pdf

May 17, 2011              Thomas Jordan: The «Too Big To Fail» Project In Switzerland

March 15, 2011           Patrick Honohan: Risk And The Sovereign


November 9, 2010      Mark Carney: Looking Back, Moving Forward: Cananda And

                                    Global Financial Reform

March 23, 2010           George Alogoskoufis: The Euro Area, After The Crisis: What To Do?


November 24, 2009    Jean-Pierre Roth: La Crise Financière S’ Eloigne: Leçons Pour L’Action Future

                                    Des Banques Centrales

October 7, 2009          Tony Tan: The Great Crisis And Its Aftermath - Implications For Asia

April 28, 2009              Lorenzo Bini Smaghi: Conventional And Non-Conventional Monetary Policy

March 24, 2009           Jean Lemierre: Emerging Markets: Eastern Europe And The Global Crisis

March 10, 2009           Yu Yongding: China’s Response To The Global Crisis


May 27, 2008               Doris Leuthard: What Does The Financial Sector Crisis Mean For Economic


March 4, 2008              Marcel Ospel: New Players, New Challenges? Recent And Upcoming Trends

                                     In International Financial Markets


December 18, 2007      Philipp Hildebrand: The Challenge Of Sovereign Wealth Funds

June 19, 2007               Arminio Fraga: Monetary Policy Anomalies

May 2, 2007                 Jeffrey A. Frieden: Global Capitalism: It’s Fall And Rise In The Twentieth


February 1, 2007          Shamshad Akhtar: Lessons From Pakistan’s Banking Sector Reforms

January 23, 2007         Lawrence H. Summers: Reflections On The Management Of Growing Global



May 9, 2006                  Yaga Venugopal Reddy: Financial Sector Reforms In India


November 22, 2005       Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa: Central Banking In Retrospect

November 8, 2005         Thomas Huertas: Dealing With Distress In Financial Conglomerates

June 7, 2005                  Axel Weber: European Financial Integration And Monetary Policy

April 5, 2005                   György Surànyi: Euro: Opportunity And Challenge For The Transition            


March 23, 2005               Leszek Balcerowicz: Lessons Of Post-Communist Transition


November 9, 2004          Joseph C.K. Yam: Asian Finance

May 18, 2004                  Anne O. Krueger: Wilful Ignorance: The Struggle To Convince The Free

                                        Trade Sceptics

January 14, 2004             Ben S. Bernanke: Monetary Policy In A Low Interest Rate Environment


November 15, 2003         Jean-Pierre Roth: Qu’Attendre De La Politique Monétaire?

June 17, 2003                   Lucas Papademos: Monetary Policy: Objectives And Strategy


August 8, 2002                 Anne O. Krueger: Why Do We Need A Sovereign Debt Restructuring


May 21, 2002                    Michael Mussa: Argentina And The Fund: From Triumph To Tragedy

April 6, 2002                     Andrew Large: Banking And Globalization

March 7, 2002                  Frits Bolkestein: European Financial And Economic Integration, Ahead To

                                         The Barcelona Summit

January 8, 2002                Roger W. Fergusson, Jr: Why Central Banks Should Talk


November 13, 2001          Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa: The Euro In The International Monetary


March 20, 2001                 Christian Noyer: Premières Expériences Avec l’Euro

February 6, 2001               Jean Lemierre: Les Nouveaux Défis De La Transition A L’Est



June 6, 2000                     Kaspar Villiger: Défis pour la place financière Suisse


May 22, 2000                    Michel Camdessus: Réflexions pour un meilleur usage des chances


March 14, 2000                 Philipp Hildebrand: Will markets replace governments?

February 8, 2000               Matti Vanhala: Policy: one size fits all?

January 24, 2000              Pierre de Weck: Resolving cross-border financial crises: what are the

                                          roles of the public sector, financial markets and financial institutions

Latest public lectures

Tuesday 20 February 2018

Andreas Dombret

Member of the Executive Board

Deutsche Bundesbank

Now or later? Completing the European Banking Union.pdf

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Jean Pisani-Ferry

Professor at SciencesPo Paris  and at Hertie School Berlin

Former Director of Bruegel

France-Un premier bilan.pdf

Thursday 9 November 2017

Jean-Claude Trichet

What Governance for the Eurozone ?.pptx