A new world (monetary and financial) order?

To be held Wednesday, October 23, at Clifford Chance


  • Barry Eichengreen (Berkeley)

  • John Plender (Financial Times)



Barry Eichengreen is the Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1987. He is a former president of the Economic History Association, a former adviser to the IMF and a prodigious author – whose most recent book is entitled “The Populist Temptation: Economic grievance and political reaction in the modern era.” Over the years, he has mixed heavyweight economics with more accessible critiques of the Fund, EMU, the euro and our inability to deal with financial crises. He is a regular contributor to Project Syndicate, and an inveterate tweeter. Interestingly, he has recently defended comments by the former president of the NY Fed on Trump’s economic policies, as he put it, “political flak and discomfort are part of the job description” of today’s central banker.

We are delighted that we have been able to catch him on one of his trips to the UK, offering him the chance to talk about whatever he feels is worth talking about – central bank policy, trade issues, Brexit, Trump, FinTech, whatever.

But, just to make sure he does not pull any intellectual fast ones, we will also have the FT’s celebrated columnist, John Plender, to lead the response. John (who is also the Chairman of our Advisory Council) has been with the FT since 1981, and writes regularly on economics and business. He is a past chairman of PIRC, of Quintain plc and of OMFIF.

If you, or a colleague, would like to join us, please email alex@csfi.org or call the CSFI on 020 7621 1056. As usual, there will be wine and sandwiches to keep the discussion flowing.

Many thanks,

Andrew Hilton