Financial Stability Frameworks and the Role of Central Banks

IMF Seminar at 2009 Spring Meetings

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2009
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Venue: IMF Headquarters, HQ1, Room R-710 (Auditorium)
700 19th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20431

This seminar is open to everyone accredited to attend the Spring Meetings. There is no separate registration for this Seminar.

The crisis has highlighted the importance of effective institutional frameworks for the mitigation of systemic risk and raised questions about the appropriate role of central banks in these frameworks. The event was intended to stimulate debate on these issues and was open to accredited meeting participants, including the press.


Willem Buiter (London School of Economics)
Andrew Crockett (JP Morgan Chase)
Richard Herring (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)
Paul Volcker (Group of Thirty)


Saturday, April 25, 2009
3:00 – 3:10 p.m. Opening Remarks
José Viñals, Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF
3:10 – 3:20 p.m. Presentation of IMF Working Paper
Speaker: Erlend Walter Nier, Monetary and Capital Markets Department
3:20 – 4:45 p.m. Panel Discussion
Panelists’ remarks, followed by Q&A