Panel Session


Renationalization of Western Countries: Impact on the Real and Financial Sectors of Economies

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 13:30 - 15:00
SO 108

The latest uncompromising "me first" attitudes of some western governments provoke interesting questions on the future of international banking, monetary policy, and the system of internationally coordinated regulatory rules. Developments have wide-ranging implications for financial markets and firms' investment decisions. An exceptional international group of experts from academia and practice will discuss these problems on the panel. You are invited to join this group in an exciting discussion.




Prof. Franklin Allen
Imperial College London, England

Franklin Allen is Professor of Finance and Economics and Executive Director of the Brevan Howard Centre at Imperial College London and has held these positions since July 2014. He was on the faculty of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania from July 1980 - June 2016. He was formerly Vice Dean and Director of Wharton Doctoral Programs, Co-Director of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center, Executive Editor of the Review of Financial Studies and is currently Managing Editor of the Review of Finance. He is a past President of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, the Society for Financial Studies, the Financial Intermediation Research Society and the Financial Management Association, and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He received his doctorate from Oxford University. Dr. Allen's main areas of interest are corporate finance, asset pricing, financial innovation, comparative financial systems, and financial crises.




Prof. Clemens Fuest
President ifo Institute, Munich

Prof. Clemens Fuest, born in 1968, is President of the ifo Institute – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, Director of CESifo GmbH, Professor of Economics at the University of Munich and Director of the Center for Economic Studies (CES) of the University of Munich. He is also a member of the German Federal Ministry of Finance’s Scientific Advisory Council, the European Academy of Science, the Scientific Advisory Board of Ernst & Young GmbH, as well as the "High Level Group on Own Resources" of the European Commission (Monti Commission) and the German government’s minimum wage commission. His main research areas include economic and fiscal policy, international taxation, taxation policy, transfers and labour markets, as well as European integration.


Dr. Alan Hippe
CFO / CIO Roche, Basel

Dr. Alan Hippe joined Roche in 2011 as the Chief Financial Officer / Chief Information Officer and a Member of the Executive Board. He began his career in 1996 as the Head of Group Controlling and IT systems at AVECO Holding AG, until 1998, when he took the position of Senior Vice President Controlling, Finance and Accounting at Fraport AG. In 2002, Dr. Hippe was appointed Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Board at Continental AG until 2005, when he became President of Continental Tire of North America. In 2008, he was promoted to Vice chairman of the Executive Board, Head of the Global Car Tire Business and Head of Conti Rubber. 2009 to 2011, Dr. Hippe served as a Member of the Executive Board at ThyssenKrupp AG. He holds a degree in business administration from the Universities of Mannheim and Toulon.


Prof. Jean-Pierre Landau
SciencesPo, Paris

Jean-Pierre Landau is currently Associate Professor of Economics at SciencesPo (Paris). He also serves as Dean of the School of Public Affairs. From 2006 to 2011, he was Deputy Governor of the Banque de France. For most of his career, he has worked in the French Government. He has been Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (Washington), Undersecretary for External Economic Relations, and Executive Director at the EBRD (London). He has been Visiting Lecturer at Princeton University (Woodrow Wilson School) and Visiting Professor at SAIS (John Hopkins - Washington DC).


Prof. Frank Smets
Director General Economics European Central Bank, Frankfurt

Frank Smets is Director General Economics at the European Central Bank since February 2017. Previously he was Adviser to the President of the European Central Bank since December 2013, preceded by Director General of the Directorate General Research. He is professor of international economics at the Centre for Economic Studies at the KU Leuven and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London. He has written and published extensively on monetary, macroeconomic, financial and international issues mostly related to central banking in top academic journals such as the Journal of the European Economic Association, the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy and the Journal of Monetary Economics. He holds a PhD in Economics from Yale University.