ECB Workshop Itinerary

ECB Workshop Programme:


February 2nd, 2017

14.00 – 14.15: Welcome by Kurt Hübner | University of British Columbia, Vancouver

14.15 – 15.45: Keynote by Christopher Adolph | University of Washington, Seattle

“The Myth of Central Bankers’ Neutrality”


15.45 – 16.15: Coffee break


16.15 – 17.45Panel 1: Central banking and democracy

Chair and Discussant: Jose Pineda, Adjunct Professor, Sauder School of Business

Arie Krampf | The Academic College of Tel Aviv, Yafo:

“The New Normal of Central Banking and Liberal-Democratic Governing

Principles: Can the Trade-Off be Overcome?”

(Discussant: Daniel Schulz)

Clément Fontan | Pacte Laboratory, Grenoble:

”Democratic controls in the new age of central banks”

(Discussant: Sebastian Diessner)


17.45: Reception


February 3rd, 2017


9.30 – 10.00: Breakfast for workshop contributors


10.00 – 12.15: Panel 2: The new world of central banking in comparative perspective

Chair and Discussant: Lucas Herrenbrueck, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics, Simon Fraser University

Davide Romelli | Trinity College, Dublin:

“The evolution of central bank independence and inflation: causal evidence from dynamic indices”

(Discussant: Péter Bihari)

Daniel F. Schulz | European University Institute, Florence:

“The role of economic ideas in monetary policy: a comparative perspective”

(Discussant: Alessandro Giovannini)

Pierre Siklos | Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo:

“Has Monetary Policy Changed? How the Crisis Shifted the Ground Under Central Banks”

(Discussant: Arie Krampf)


12.15 – 13.15: Lunch


13.15 – 15.30: Panel 3: Central bank communication

Chair and Discussant: Daniel F. Schulz, PhD Candidate European University Institute

Thierry Warin | HEC, Montréal:

“Explaining the ECB’s Monetary Policy in Press Conferences: A Data Science


(Discussant: Davide Romelli)

Péter Bihari | Corvinus University, Budapest:

“The Moor Has Done His Duty. Should the Moor Go? The Past Effectiveness and Future Prospects for Forward Guidance in the United States and in the Eurozone”

(Discussant: Sven Hilgers)

Hjalte Lokdam | London School of Economics and Political Science:

“A Central Bank for the People of Europe? The OMT Program and the European Central Bank’s Search for a European Popular Sovereign”

(Discussant: Sebastian Heidebrecht)


15.30 – 16.00: Coffee break


16.00 – 19.00: Panel 4: The accountability of the European Central Bank

Chair and Discussant: Christopher Adolph, I am an associate professor of political science, adjunct associate professor of statistics, University of Washington

Sebastian Diessner | London School of Economics and Political Science:

“Fiscal dominance and financial instability: Determinants of the ECB’s engagement with fiscal policy during the eurozone crisis”

(Discussant: Thierry Warin)

Alessandro Giovannini | European Central Bank, Frankfurt:

“The Evolution of the ECB’s Accountability in Light of the Euro Area Crisis”

(Discussant: Pierre Siklos)

Sebastian Heidebrecht | University of Duisburg-Essen:

“Holding central banks account: democratic accountability of the European Central Bank”

(Discussant: Clément Fontan)

Sven Hilgers | Freie Universität Berlin:

“Seeing like the European Central Bank: Analytic institutions in central


(Discussant: Hjalte Lokdam)


20.30: Workshop dinner

(workshop contributors only)