Emerging Markets’ Response to Recent Exchange Rate Pressures

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DATE: October 8, 2016

DAY: Saturday

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

LOCATION: George Washington University, Jack Morton Auditorium

Saturday, October 8 AT 02 00 PM

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Recently, many economies have come under sharp foreign exchange pressures, reflecting large commodity price declines, volatile external financing conditions, and country-specific factors. This seminar will invite central bank officials from emerging and frontier markets to discuss their recent experiences in dealing with these pressures, including the role of exchange rate flexibility and constraints imposed by the overall macroeconomic policy frameworks and balance sheets.

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Emerging Markets’ Response to Recent Exchange Rate Pressures


Moderator: Maurice Obstfeld


Maurice Obstfeld has been the Economic Counsellor and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund since 2015. He is on leave from the University of California, Berkeley, where he is the Class of 1958 Professor of Economics and formerly Chair of the Department of Economics. He is a former member of the U.S. President’s Council of Economic Advisors, and the co-author of two leading textbooks ininternational economics.

Lesetja Kganyago


Lesetja Kganyago has been the governor of the Reserve Bank of South Africa since November 2014. Previously, he served as the deputy governor (from 2011) at the same institution. Kganyago was the director-general (2005-2011) and chief director (1998-2004) of the National Treasury of South Africa. He holds a Master of Science degree from the London University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of South Africa.

Veerathai Santiprabhob


Veerathai Santiprabhob is the Governor of the Bank of Thailand. He began his career at the International Monetary Fund before heading the Policy Research Institute of the Thai Ministry of Finance during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. He had served as a senior executive of Siam Commercial Bank and The Stock Exchange of Thailand as well as on the boards of many leading corporations and national policy committees. He holds B.A. in Economics from Thammasat University, and A.M. and Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.

José Darío Uribe E.

José Darío

José Darío Uribe E. has been governor of the Banco de la Republica of Colombia since January, 2005. Prior to that, he was deputy governor (1998-2005) and director of the research department (1993-1998). Previously, Uribe was working for the National Planning Department and taught at various universities in Colombia. He has BA in Business Administration from EAFIT and Economics from Los Andes University, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana – Champaign.

Ksenia Yudaeva


Ms. Ksenia Yudaeva is the First Deputy Governor of Bank of Russia since September 2013 and a member of the Bank of Russia Board of Directors since 18 October 2013. Before this, she was the Chief of the Experts’ Directorate to the Presidential Administration in Moscow from 2012 to 2013. Prior to this, she worked at the Sberbank Centre for Macroeconomic Researches in Moscow as Director, Chief economist and senior advisor to the President from 2008 to 2012.

Ms. Yudaeva was awarded the Order of Honour, and commendation of the President of the Russian Federation. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and graduated from the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1992.