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An outlook for the European economy with Philip Lane (ECB) - inflation and monetary policy

Market interest rates and consumer prices have risen, and investors face high uncertainty. Inflation has risen sharply in recent months as the economy recovers from the pandemic shock. What is the outlook for the economy and inflation in the near-term and medium-term, and what are the possible implications for monetary policy?

Join us for a lively exchange on today's most pressing monetary policy topics and the special nature of the pandemic economic cycle with Philip R. Lane, Member of the Executive Board and Chief Economist of the ECB. Following initial remarks, Philip Lane will be available for questions and answers from the audience. A reception with the speaker on-site will conclude the event.



  • Philip R. Lane joined the European Central Bank as a Member of the Executive Board in 2019. He is responsible for the Directorate General Economics and the Directorate General Monetary Policy. Before joining the ECB, he was the Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland. He has also chaired the Advisory Scientific Committee and Advisory Technical Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board and was Whately Professor of Political Economy at Trinity College Dublin. He is also a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, he was awarded a PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 1995 and was Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Columbia University from 1995 to 1997, before returning to Dublin. In 2001 he was the inaugural recipient of the Bernácer Prize for outstanding contributions to European monetary economics.


  • Mark Hallerberg is the Acting President of the Hertie School and Professor of Public Management and Political Economy. From 2013 to 2018 Hallerberg served as MPP Director, from 2015 to 2018 as MIA Director, from 2017 to 2018 as Dean, and from 2018 to 2021 Dean of Research and Faculty. From September 2020 to February 2021 he was Deputy President of the Hertie School. He previously held academic positions at Emory University, where he maintains an affiliation with the political science department, as well as at the University of Pittsburgh and Georgia Institute of Technology. He has advised, among others, Ernst and Young Poland, the European Central Bank, International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank. He received his PhD from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1995.