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The European Association for Banking and Financial History (eabh) e.V.

Conference

History of Inflation

Inflation in History

2015

Prague, Czech Republic

Inflation: An Age old Topic. 

The purpose of this meeting was to look at what is new about inflation. Can historical instances of inflation provide tools for understanding modern developments? Should present day monetary authorities and decision takers be aware of these lessons as they cope with the challenges of the global economy? 

eabh in cooperation with the Czech National Bank and the  Czech Banking Association.

Programme

0830 - 0845Opening
Mojmír Hampl, Vice Governor Czech National Bank
0845 - 0900Inflation: An Age Old Topic
Hugo Bänziger, eabh/Lombard Odier
0900 - 1000Keynote: History of Inflation
Barry Eichengreen, Berkeley University
1000 - 1015Coffee Break
1015 - 1100Hyperinflation
Moderator: Hugo Bänziger, eabh/Lombard Odier

Frederick Taylor, writer & Historian
Manfred Pohl, eabh
1100 - 1130Inflation in in the Interwar Years
Moderator: Jakub Kunert, Czech National Bank

Olivier Feiertag, Normandy University
Juan Flores Zendejas, University of Geneva
1130 - 1215Inflation in Transition Periods
Moderator: Zdeněk Tůma, KPMG

Petr Chalupecký, Prague University
Eva Zamrazilová, Czech Banking Association
1215 - 1300Inflation in the 1970s and 1980s
Moderator: Hugo Bänziger, eabh/Lombard Odier

Thomas Mayer, Flossbach von Storch AG
Jean Pierre Roth, Banque Cantonale de Genève
1300 - 1400Lunch Break
1400 - 1445Insurance and Inflation
Moderator: Niels-Viggo Haueter, Swiss Re

Astrid Frey, Swiss Re
Jerome Cosandey, Avenir Suisse
Takau Yoneyama, Hitotsubashi University
1445 - 1530Deflation Periods
Moderator: Catherine Schenk, Glasgow University

Thomas Mayer, Flossbach von Storch AG
Vladimír Tomšík, Vice Governor Czech National Bank

1530 - 1545Coffee Break
1545 - 1615Inflation in Argentina
Moderator: Niels-Viggo Haueter, Swiss Re

Daniel Heymann, IIEP BAIRES (UBA CONICET) and UdeSA
1615 - 1700Inflation in the UK
Moderator: Harold James, Princeton University

Forrest Capie, Cass Business School
Graham Hacche, National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)
1700 - 1820Closing Session - Selected Research
Moderator: Harold James, Princeton University

The Debate on Money and Inflation in the 18th Century: The Case of Italy
Alfredo Gigliobianco, Bank of Italy

Expectations during the Austrian Hyperinflation, 1921-1922
Nathan Marcus, University of St. Petersburg

Harsh Reality. Living in Warsaw under Hyperinflation in 1923
Izabela Mrzygłód, University of Warsaw

Monetary Policy in the Period of Deflation. Case of the National Bank of Czechoslovakia (1929 – 1934)
Jakub Kunert, Czech National Bank

The WP3 face Global Shock and Inflation Theoretical Shift (1971 - 1987)
Floriane Galeazzi, University of Rouen

Central Banking Independence, Historical Narratives and the Bank Deutscher Länder, 1948 - 1957
Simon Mee, Oxford University

Deindustrialization, Indexation and Inflation in Brazil
André Roncaglia de Carvalho, University São Paulo

1820 - 1830Concluding Remarks
1830Farewell Drinks

Date

2015

Location

Czech National Bank
CNB Congress Centre
Senovážné náměstí 30
115 03 Praha 1
Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

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