Our Money, Our Banks, Our Country – FULLY BOOKED

5 February 2018

from 8:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee
9:00 Conference Introduction and Overview
Uli Kortsch, Author, Economist and Expert on Monetary Policy
9:20 Who’s in charge? Complexity, trust, hierarchy and networks
David Bosshart, CEO, Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI)
9:50 Panel Introduction: The Current Monetary System
  • Today’s source of money creation
    Richard Werner, Chair in International Banking, University of Southampton, England
  • Banking instability due to investment structures and history of banking runs
    Larry Kotlikoff, Professor of Economics, Boston University, former Snr. Economist, President’s Council of Economic Advisers, USA
  • Banking stabilization efforts: Basel III, Dodd-Frank, …
    William White, former Chief Economist, Bank for International Settlements, Basel, Switzerland
  • Role of central banks: including QE, negative interest rates, …
    William Dunkelberg, Chief Economist, National Federation of Independent Business, former Chair, Economics Dept., Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
10:45 Coffee Break
11:15 Panel: The Current Monetary System
with Richard Werner, Larry Kotlikoff, William White, William Dunkelberg
moderated by Uli Kortsch
11:50 Overview of Current Global Situation
Martin Wolf, Chief Economic Commentator, Financial Times
12:30 Lunch
13:45 Panel: The Chicago Plan (Vollgeld): YES
  • Referendum overview
    Sergio Rossi, Chair of Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Implementation
    Joseph Huber, Chair of Economic and Environmental Sociology, Martin Luther University, Germany
  • Social results
    Katharina Serafimova, Lecturer at the University of Zurich, Institute of Banking and Finance, Switzerland
14:30 Coffee break
15:00 Panel: The Chicago Plan (Vollgeld): NO
  • Practitioner’s Outlook – Jürg Müller, Economics editor, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Switzerland
  • Academic’s Outlook – Aleksander Berentsen, Professor of Economic Theory, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Politician’s Outlook –Ruedi Noser, Member of the Council of States, Switzerland
15:45 Panel of all speakers for an open discussion
17:15 Networking Apéro
17:30-18:30 Shuttle to Thalwil Railway Station

Language German/French/English (simultaneous interpretation)

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