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Inaugural Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture

IMF Headquarters, Washington DC

July 2, 2014

Janet Yellen gave the Inaugural Michel Camdessus Central Banking Lecture at the IMF in Washington, DC on July 2, 2014.

Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve Board, delivered the inaugural lecture. The new lecture series will become an annual event, which is intended to highlight the IMF’s commitment to collaboration with member countries’ central banks and provide a forum to discuss topical issues in central banking.

Michel Camdessus, the IMF’s former Managing Director, delivered opening remarks as the guest of honor. Michel Camdessus was the IMF’s longest serving Managing Director, from 1987 to 2000. Prior to joining the IMF, he was Governor of the Banque de France from 1984 to 1987.

Program

July 2, 2014

10:00-10:40am

Coffee Reception

10:40-10:50am

Welcome Remarks by Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF   

10:50-11:00am

Opening Remarks by Michel Camdessus, Former Managing Director, IMF

11:00-11:30am

Lecture by Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve Board

11:30am-12:00pm

Conversation between Janet Yellen and Christine Lagarde