2021 Money and Banking Conference
Online Seminars



Martín Guzmán

Martín Guzmán has served as Minister of Economy of Argentina since December 2019. He was born in La Plata on October 12th, 1982.

He has graduated as a Doctor in Economics (PhD. in Economics) from Brown University, United States. Prior to his doctoral studies, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Economics, both from Universidad Nacional de La Plata (National University of La Plata), Argentina.

He is a researcher at the Columbia University School of Business, and Director of the Public Debt Restructuring Program of the Policy Dialogue Initiative of the same School. Together with Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, he has conducted the academic training program of the Columbia University Initiative for Policy Dialogue.

He is an associate professor at Facultad de Ciencias Económicas de la Universidad de Buenos Aires (Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires). As of December 2019, he is a tenured lecturer at Facultad de Ciencias Económicas de la Universidad de La Plata (School of Economic Sciences of the National University of La Plata).

He is editor in chief of the Journal of Globalization and Development and has published numerous academic articles in specialized journals and books.

Miguel Ángel Pesce

Miguel Ángel Pesce has served as Governor of the Central Bank of Argentina since December 2019.

He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the School of Economic Sciences, Universidad de Buenos Aires (1981-1987).

He was President of Banco de la Provincia de Tierra del Fuego (2015-2019), director in YPF SA (2019), and Deputy Governor of the BCRA (2004-2015). Moreover, he chaired the Fondo Fiduciario para la Reconstrucción de Empresas [Trust Fund for Reconstruction of Companies]; was representative of the Ministry of Economy and Production at the BCRA (2003-2004), Minister of Economy in Santiago del Estero during the federal intervention, and Trustee for the Nation (2004). He served as Secretary of the Treasury and Finance (2001-2003) and Under Secretary of Financial Management and Administration in the City of Buenos Aires (1998- 2001). He was advisor to the Committees on Finance, and on Budget and Treasury in the House of Representatives of Argentina (1984-1989).

Barry Eichengreen

Barry Eichengreen is the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1987. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, Massachusetts) and Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London, England). In 1997-98 he was Senior Policy Advisor at the International Monetary Fund. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (class of 1997).

Professor Eichengreen has held Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships and been a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Palo Alto) and the Institute for Advanced Study (Berlin). From 2004 to 2020 he served as convener of the Bellagio Group of academics and officials. He is a regular monthly columnist for Project Syndicate.

His most recent books are In Defense of Public Debt with Asmaa El-Ganainy, Rui Esteves and Kris Mitchener (2021), How to Achieve Inclusive Growth, edited with Valerie Serra, Asmaa El-Ganainy and Martin Schindler (2021), The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era (2018), How Global Currencies Work: Past, Present, and Future with Livia Chitu and Arnaud Mehl (2017), The Korean Economy: From a Miraculous Past to a Sustainable Future with Wonhyuk Lim, Yung Chul Park and Dwight H. Perkins (2015), Renminbi Internationalization: Achievements, Prospects, and Challenges, with Masahiro Kawai (2015), Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses--and Misuses- -of History (2015), From Miracle to Maturity: The Growth of the Korean Economy with Dwight H. Perkins and Kwanho Shin (2012) and Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System (2011) (shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award in 2011).

Professor Eichengreen was awarded the Economic History Association’s Jonathan R.T.Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2002 and the University of California at Berkeley Social Science Division’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2004. He is the recipient of a doctor honoris causa from the American University in Paris, and the 2010 recipient of the Schumpeter Prize from the International Schumpeter Society. He was named one of Foreign Policy Magazine ‘s 100 Leading Global Thinkers in 2011. He is a past president of the Economic History Association (2010-11 academic year).

Özlem Onaran

Özlem Onaran is Professor of Economics at the University of Greenwich, and the co-director of the Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability. She has done extensive research on issues of inequality, wage-led growth, employment, fiscal policy, and gender. She has directed research projects for the UN International Labour Organisation, UNCTAD, ESRC Rebuilding Macroeconomics, the Institute for New Economic Thinking, the Foundation of European Progressive Studies, the Vienna Chamber of Labour, the Austrian Science Foundation, and Unions21. She is member of the Policy Advisory Group of the Women’s Budget Group, the Scientific Committee of the Foundation of European Progressive Studies, Scientific Advisory Board of Hans Boeckler Foundation, and member of the Coordinating Committee of the Research Network Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies, and a research associate at the Political Economy Research Institute of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has more than eighty articles in books and leading peer reviewed journals such as Cambridge Journal of Economics, Feminist Economics, World Development, Environment and Planning A, Socio-Economic Review, Development and Change, Public Choice, Economic Inquiry, European Journal of Industrial Relations, International Review of Applied Economics, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Eastern European Economics, and Review of Political Economy. Before joining the University of Greenwich in 2012, Özlem has worked at several universities including the University of Westminster, the University of Applied Sciences-Berlin, Vienna University of Economics and Business, and Istanbul Technical University, and the Yapi Kredi Bank, Istanbul.

Mark Setterfield

Mark Setterfield is Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at The New School for Social Research. He was previously Maloney Family Distinguished Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, and has held visiting positions at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, CEPREMAP (Paris, France), Downing College (Cambridge, UK), Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada), Université Sorbonne Paris Nord (Paris, France), the University of Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Bochum, Germany). He is an Associate Member of the Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy at Cambridge University, UK, a Senior Research Associate at the International Economic Policy Institute, Laurentian University, Canada, a Member of the Centre de Recherche en Économie de l’Université Sorbonne Paris Nord (CEPN) at l’Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, France, and a Fellow of the Forum for Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies (FMM) at the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) of the Hans- Böckler Foundation, Germany.

Claudio Borio

Claudio Borio was appointed Head of the Monetary and Economic Department at the BIS on November 18, 2013. At the BIS since 1987, Mr Borio has held various positions in the Monetary and Economic Department (MED), including Deputy Head of MED and Director of Research and Statistics as well as Head of Secretariat for the Committee on the Global Financial System and the Gold and Foreign Exchange Committee (now the Markets Committee). From 1985 to 1987, he was an economist at the OECD, working in the country studies branch of the Economics and Statistics Department. Prior to that, he was Lecturer and Research Fellow at Brasenose College, Oxford University. He holds a DPhil and an MPhil in Economics and a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the same university. Claudio is author of numerous publications in the fields of monetary policy, banking, finance and issues related to financial stability.

Stephany Griffith-Jones

Professor Stephany Griffith-Jones is Emeritus Professorial Fellow Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University; Financial Markets Program Director, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University; Non-Resident Fellow at the Centre for Global Development, Washington DC; Senior Research Associate, Overseas Development Institute; Distinguished Fellow at Climate Works Foundation, San Francisco.

Economist researching and providing policy advice, on reforming the international and national financial architecture; with recent emphasis on national, regional and multilateral development banks, on which she is co-directing the research conferences and program on development banks globally. Advises/sed many international organizations, and several governments and Central Banks.

Leading many major international research projects on international financial and macroeconomic issues, with networks of senior academics and policy-makers from developed and developing countries. Publishing widely, having written or edited twenty-five books and numerous journal and newspaper articles. A 2010 OUP book, coedited with Joseph Stiglitz and Jose Antonio Ocampo, Time for a Visible Hand, dealt mainly with financial regulation. Her most recent book, published by OUP in 2018, The Future of National Development Banks, coedited with J.A.Ocampo, has been very well received.

Professor Stephany Griffith-Jones holds a PhD in Economics from Cambridge University, UK and a Bachelor in Economics and Commercial Engineer from Universidad de Chile.

Annina Kaltenbrunner

Annina Kaltenbrunner is Associate Professor in the Economics of Globalisation and the International Economy at Leeds University Business School. Her areas of research are development economics, international finance, monetary economics, international political economy, heterodox economics and methodology. She has published on exchange rate theory, emerging market currency internationalisation, financial integration and financialization, external vulnerability, and the Eurozone crisis in journals including Environment and Planning A, The Cambridge Journal of Economics, Development and Change, New Political Economy and the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics.

Annina has collaborated on work for the United Nations University, several European FP7 projects, a 2-year project on Finance and Inequality with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies, the Austrian chamber of workers, the Brazilian Central Bank, and the European Investment Bank. She is an active member of several academic organisations, including the International Initiative for the Promotion of Political Economy, the Post Keynesian Study Group and the Reteaching Economics Network.

Alejandro Díaz de León Carrillo

Alejandro Díaz de León Carrillo is the current Governor of the Banco de Mexico. He is an economist and began his career at Banco de México in 1991, where he held different positions, including Macroeconomic Analysis director, and Economic Studies director.

In October 2007 he was appointed general director of the National Pension Fund of State Workers. From January 2011 to November 2015, he was the director of Debt Management Office at the Ministry of Finance of Mexico where he was in charge of the internal and external public financing and the oil hedging strategy.

He was later appointed general director of National Bank of Foreign Trade.

After being nominated by president of Mexico and confirmed by the Senate, in January 2017 he became part of Banco de México’s governing board as deputy governor. He was appointed by president of Mexico to serve as governor of Banco de México from December, 2017 to December, 2021.

Roger Edwin Rojas Ulo

Edwin Rojas Ulo is the Governor of the Central Bank of Bolivia. He holds a PhD in Development Sciences from the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, Bolivia, a MA in Economics specialized in Public Policies and a MA in Natural Resources and Environment, among others.

Previously, he served as vice minister of the Treasury and Public Credit of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and he was advisor at the International Monetary Fund’s Board of Directors and director of the Productive Development Bank.

Simultaneously, he has taught in public and private universities in Bolivia, both undergraduate and post-graduate courses, in addition to other activities and academic productions, as well as leading research studies in his field of expertise, namely: “Bolivia Public Finance Assessment Report”; “Medium-Term Macrofiscal Framework and Improvement of Hydrocarbon Revenue Projections”, “Treasury Management and Debt Control at Local Authorities” and “Assessment of Fiscal Transparency”.

Julio Velarde

Julio Velarde has served as the governor of Central Reserve Bank of Peru since October 2006. He has held several positions in the public and private sectors and has collaborated in publications and research related to monetary and financial issues. Velarde was the executive chairman of the Latin American Reserve Fund from 2004 to 2006. Also, he served as director for the Central Reserve Bank of Peru from 1990 to 1992 and again from 2001 to 2003. In addition to leading several companies, Velarde was the dean of the Economics School, the head of the Economic Department and researcher and leading professor at Universidad del Pacífico. Velarde has also worked as a consultant for international organizations. He holds a MA and PhD(c) in economics from Brown University, USA.

He received several international awards for his management at the head of Central Reserve Bank of Peru. Among them, Velarde was distinguished by the international magazine The Banker, from the Financial Times editorial group, as the Global Central Banker of the Year in 2015 and as the Central Banker of the Americas of the Year 2020.

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