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Recent MGA Client Events

MGA regularly invites clients to sit down to lunch with policymakers so they can ask questions, get background, and gain insight.

Recent guests to our Policymaker Forum events include:

  • Mr. Adam Sieminski, Administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration
  • Dr. Jean-Pierre Danthine, Vice President fo the SNB
  • Mr. Yves Mersch, Member of the Board of the European Central Bank
  • Mr. Adam Sieminski, Administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration
  • Mr. Aldo Mendes, Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy at the Central Bank of Brazil
  • Dr. Michael Woodford, the John Bates Clark Professor of Political Economy at Columbia University
  • Dr. Andreas Dombret, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Peter Praet, Chief Economist of the European Central Bank

Use the navigation arrows to the right for additional information on past events.

November 20, 2015: Adam Sieminski, Administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration, luncheon at the Cornell Club

TOPIC: U.S. liquids growth outlook and policy implications

Bio: Adam Sieminski is the eighth administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). From March 2012 to May 2012, while awaiting confirmation as EIA administrator, Mr. Sieminski served as senior director for energy and environment on the staff of the National Security Council. In 2006, Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman appointed Mr. Sieminski to the National Petroleum Council (NPC), an advisory group to the secretary of energy, where he helped author the NPC's Global Oil and Gas Study: The Hard Truths. Mr. Sieminski received both an undergraduate degree in civil engineering and a master's degree in public administration from Cornell University.

October 22, 2015: Jean-Pierre Danthine, Vice President fo the SNB, luncheon at the Cornell Club

TOPIC: ending the euro-chf floor: a review with the benefit of hindsight

Bio: Jean-Pierre Danthine was Vice-Chairman of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank and Head of Department II (Financial Stability, Cash, Finance and Risk) from April 2012 to June 2015 after heading Department III (Financial Markets, Banking Operations and Information Technology ) from January 2010 to April 2012. Dr. Danthine holds a PhD in economics from Carnegie-Mellon University and an MSc in Economics from the University of Louvain.

November 20, 2014: Yves Mersch, Member of the Board of the European Central Bank, dinner at the Financial Times building, London

TOPIC: changing gears–from crisis management to crisis resolution

Bio: Yves Mersch is a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank. His eight-year term started on 15 December 2012. He has been a member of the Governing Council and the General Council of the ECB since its creation in 1998. He is the longest-serving founding member of the General Council. Mr. Mersch has also held a number of high-ranking positions within the Luxembourg government, most recently serving as Governor of the Banque centrale du Luxembourg from 1 June 1998 to 14 December 2012.

November 5, 2014: Adam Sieminski, Administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration, luncheon at the Cornell Club

TOPIC: OIL & GAS EXPORTS DEBATE AND ENERGY SECURITY

Bio: Adam Sieminski is the eighth administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). From March 2012 to May 2012, while awaiting confirmation as EIA administrator, Mr. Sieminski served as senior director for energy and environment on the staff of the National Security Council. In 2006, Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman appointed Mr. Sieminski to the National Petroleum Council (NPC), an advisory group to the secretary of energy, where he helped author the NPC's Global Oil and Gas Study: The Hard Truths. Mr. Sieminski received both an undergraduate degree in civil engineering and a master's degree in public administration from Cornell University.

June 16, 2014: Mr. Aldo Mendes, Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy at the Central Bank of Brazil, luncheon at the Cornell Club

TOPIC: MONETARY AND FX TRENDS IN BRAZIL

Bio: Aldo Mendes is the Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy at the Banco Central De Brazil, a position he has held since 2009. In his more than 29 years of experience at the central bank, Mr. Mendes has served as Vice-President of Finance, Director of Capital Markets and Investor Relations (2005 to 2009), Capital Markets Director, Finance Director and Superintendent of Market Risk Management. Mr. Mendes has an MSc in Economics from the University of Brasília, and a PhD in Economics from the University of São Paulo.

October 24, 2013: Dr. Michael Woodford, the John Bates Clark Professor of Political Economy at Columbia University, luncheon at the University Club

Bio: Michael Woodford, the John Bates Clark Professor of Political Economy at Columbia University, is visiting the Yale Department of Economics for the academic year 2013/14 as the Kumho Visiting Professor. Professor Woodford has made fundamental contributions to the theory and practical analysis of monetary policy. His research includes pioneering work on the role of expectations and communication in the implementation of monetary policy. His book, Interest and Prices: Foundations of a Theory of Monetary Policy, has become the standard reference for monetary theory and analysis. Woodford is a former MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship winner, a fellow of the Econometric Society, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

October 15, 2013: Dr. Andreas Dombret, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank, cocktails at Cornell Club

The New Financial Regulatory Framework from a European Perspective

September 12, 2012, Panel Discussion: "Ending the Eurozone Crisis: Fragmentation or Federation?"

Panelists:

Peter Praet
Chief Economist of the European Central Bank


Andrew Moravscik
Professor of Politics and Director, European Union Program at Princeton University


Jean-Pierre Landau
Visiting Lecturer of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University