Rethinking Global Finance

The Perspective of Emerging Economies

May 5-6, 2016

This conference, hosted by the Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee (RBWC), and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), will gather senior policy makers, prominent academics, and market practitioners to discuss the global financial architecture as it has emerged after the global financial crisis. It connects to the agenda of the China G20 Presidency and explicitly focuses on the perspective of the emerging economies.

There is a wide-spread perception in these economies that much of the policy response has been driven by advanced economies and what they perceive as the key issues. Emerging economies, rightly or wrongly, often complain that there has been “unintended consequences” for them and that little progress has been made in areas they consider important. Equally importantly, emerging economy policymakers sense that not enough attention has been paid by advanced economy policymakers and academics to the lessons from the global financial crisis for them and for how to build resilient financial systems capable of weathering the storms of financial markets. More generally, this conference aims to contribute to a more globally balanced production of research and a policy debate more based on evidence and rigorous analysis.

The conference will follow Chatham House rules.

Read the full programme.