New Rules for Finance & Global Financial Architecture?

Hosted by the Institute of Global Affairs, the School of Public Policy and CEPR

Online public event


Piroska Nagy Mohacsi

Piroska Nagy Mohacsi

Interim Director, Institute of Global Affairs

Franklin Allen

Franklin Allen

Professor of Finance and Economics; Director, Brevan Howard Centre, Imperial College London


Ricardo Reis

Ricardo Reis

Arthur Williams Phillips Professor of Economics, LSE

The emergency response to the COVID crisis has exacerbated many of the issues our economies have been facing since the global financial crisis. Governments are financing themselves through national debt issuance only seen in wartime. Central banks’ unconventional instruments have been massively scaled up and currency swaps of leading central banks have been rolled out.

The urgency - and innovativeness - with which these decisions had to be made has allowed policy to outpace theory. This gap in knowledge urgently needs to be bridged, so that informed decisions can be made on the issues facing central banking decisions and also those pertaining to the Global Financial Architecture. In this webinar, Professor Ricardo Reis, Professor Franklin Allen and LSE IGA Interim Director Piroska Nagy Mohacsi discuss innovative policy recommendations for the attention of national and G20 leaders.  

Professor Franklin Allen is Professor of Finance and Economics and Director of the Brevan Howard Centre at Imperial College London. Formerly on the faculty of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, he was Vice Dean and Director of Wharton Doctoral Programs, Co-Director of the Wharton Financial Institutions Centre, Executive Editor of the Review of Financial Studies and 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. 

Piroska Nagy Mohacsi is a macroeconomist and Interim Director of the Institute of Global Affairs at the School of Public Policy at LSE. She was formerly Policy Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and co-created and co-led the Vienna Initiative in 2008-15, a public-private crisis management and coordination platform in emerging Europe, and headed its Secretariat. She previously worked in senior positions as economist for the IMF between 1986 and 2008. While on leave from the IMF, she was guest lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1996/97 and Senior Adviser at Fitch Ratings in 2003/4. She has published extensively in the areas of financial stability, fiscal policy reform and structural transformation, and the rise of economic populism.  

Professor Ricardo Reis is the Arthur Williams Phillips Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at LSE. Recent honours include the 2016 Bernacer prize for best European economist under the age of 40 working in macroeconomics and finance, and the 2017 Banque de France / Toulouse School of Economics junior prize in monetary economics, finance, and bank supervision for a researcher of any nationality based in Europe. Professor Reis is an academic consultant at the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve system, he directs the ESRC Centre for Macroeconomics in the UK, is a recipient of an ERC grant from the EU, and serves on the council or as an advisor of multiple organisations. 

John Gordon is the Maryam Forum Student Leader for this session and for the Co-Lab on 'Rethinking Global Finance and the Global Financial Architecture. John is a masters student in economics at LSE.

This session is part of the LSE Conference on “One Year On: Lessons Learnt and ‘New Normals’ in a Post-COVID World “hosted  under the LSE Maryam Forum. Click here to view all conference sessions.

The LSE Maryam Forum is a multi-year programme aimed at accelerating the kind of leadership the world needs urgently. A product of the LSE Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) and the School of Public Policy (SPP), it has been conceived as a collaboration between policy makers, students, academic researchers, business leaders and media. Driven by deep engagement with faculty and students, the Maryam Forum builds on LSE and IGA’s strong track record in research, policy engagement and capacity building. 

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