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Season 3 Episode 7 - Challenges and Policy Options for Central Banks in Small, Open and Financially Integrated Economies
Dr. Mangal Goswami, Executive Director of the SEACEN Centre, talks to former Governor Már Guðmundsson about Iceland’s crisis and recovery and the lessons learned. More generally they discuss the challenges facing central banks in small, open and financially integrated economies (SOFIES) due to cross-border financial integration and volatile capital flows. Preserving monetary and financial stability in SOFIES requires more instruments than generally deployed before the great financial crisis (GFC), such as foreign exchange interventions, macroprudential tools and capital flow management tools, that in turn gives rise to the need to develop an integrated policy framework. Finally, they discuss to what degree these lessons are relevant in the current crisis.
The views of former Governor Már Guðmundsson on these issues are shaped by his terms at the Central Bank of Iceland from August 2009 to August 2019 but also by his work at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) as the Deputy Head of its Monetary and Economic Department from 2004-2009. He was a chairman of a regular meeting at the BIS of Governors from small open economies 2017-2019.
Season 3 - Episode 6: In Conversation with Matteo Maggiori
On 3 April, Özer and Ole spoke to Matteo Maggiori, Associate Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, about his research with Antonio Coppola (Harvard University), Brent Neiman (University of Chicago) and Jesse Schreger (Columbia University) on international capital movements (www.globalcapitalallocation.com) . Their aim was to shed light on how capital moves around the world. After painstaking data collection and careful analysis, the results present challenges to current orthodoxy. While official statistics capture the aggregate amount of cross-border capital flows, accounting for the ultimate nationality of the borrower rather than the location of the intermediary that does the borrowing matters considerably. For example, capital flows to emerging market economies according to their calculation are much bigger than previously thought. We discussed this point as well as some other implications of their findings.
Season 3 - Episode 5: In Conversation with Prof. Dr. Didier Cossin
In this Podcast, Geraldine Joseph, SEACEN Centre Senior Analyst, has a conversation with Professor Dr. Didier Cossin, founder and director of the Global Board Centre of the International Institute for Management Department (IMD), Switzerland, and Professor of Finance and Governance at IMD. Professor Cossin is the originator of the Four Pillars of Board Effectiveness methodology and an advocate of Stewardship. In his work with Boards of both public- and private-sector organisations across the world, Professor Cossin helps them enhance organisational performance through strategy involvement; best-in-class decision-making; promotion of board culture; and general governance, including board restructuring. Over the course of this conversation, he will be sharing his perspectives for effective central bank governance, based on his very own 4-pillar framework.
Season 3 - Episode 4: Podcast with Mr. Rajeev Peshawaria, former Executive Director of Executive Education, Asia School of Business, Kuala Lumpur.
In this SEACEN STEP UP TO LEAD Podcast, Geraldine Joseph, SEACEN Centre Senior Analyst, engages with Mr. Rajeev Peshawaria, former Executive Director of Executive Education, Asia School of Business, Kuala Lumpur, who completed his term at end-March 2020.
Rajeev’s prior professional experience includes being the CEO of the Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre, Kuala Lumpur, and the Chief Learning Officer for both Coca Cola and Morgan Stanley. Apart from being a heavily sought-after international speaker, he is the author of two thought-provoking best sellers: Open Source Leadership; and Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders. Rajeev has been named as one of the Top 100 Global Thought Leaders for Trustworthy Business by Trust Across America. In this podcast, Rajeev shares his nuggets of wisdom on what it takes to lead effectively, based on his profound experience as a leadership development consultant and a C-suite leader in a number of organisations.
Season 3 - Episode 3: COVID-19
In this SEACEN Podcast, Glenn Tasky, Aziz Durrani and Mark McKenzie discuss COVID-19, financial stability and business continuity management (BCM) of central banks, stand-alone financial sector regulatory authorities, deposit insurance agencies (collectively, regulatory authorities), and financial institutions (FIs) themselves plays a central role.
Season 3 - Episode 2: 2019 in Review and predictions for 2020
In this episode, Mark is joined by Ole, Aziz Durrani, and Geraldine, all whom have been hosts of Season 2 episodes and they share insights from the podcast throughout 2019, and what they're each looking forward to in the year to come.