PANEL DISCUSSION: 1971–2021 50 Years of Flexible Exchange Rates: reasons, lessons and perspectives
1971 – 2021 50 Years of Flexible Exchange Rates: reasons, lessons and perspectives
A series of four panel discussions
Jointly organised by Graduate Institute, Observatoire de la Finance & the International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies in Geneva
On 1 March 2022, Catherine Schenk took part in the first of four panel discussions organised to mark the 50th anniversary of the end of the Bretton Woods system and the move to flexible exchange rates. Such a juncture invites us to reflect on the consequences – the long-term dynamics and processes still shaping our world – and confronts us with the challenges ahead for the global monetary and financial system. Watch the discussion below.
Session 1 - 1 March 2022
Panel discussion: What happened, when, and why? How did decision makers perceive the situation?
Introductory remarks, Ugo Panizza, Geneva Graduate Institute & ICMB
- Moderator: Rui Esteves, Geneva Graduate Institute
- Jacques de Larosière, former Managing Director of IMF
- Barry Eichengreen, University of California Berkeley
- Catherine Schenk, Oxford University
- Harold James, Princeton University