Axel Weber, Former Deutsche Bundesbank President and Future UBS Chair to Speak at WWS, October 12
Axel Weber, a visiting professor of economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and former president of the Deutsche Bundesbank, will present a public lecture titled, "The Euro Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities" at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Weber's talk is the first in a series of discussions focusing on economic recovery. A public reception will follow the talk in Shultz Dining Room.
Weber was the president of the Deutsche Bundesbank and a member of the governing council of the European Central Bank between April 2004 and April 2011. He was recently appointed to the board of the Swiss banking giant UBS starting in May, 2012, and will become chairman in 2013.
Weber previously served as a member of the steering committees of the European Systemic Risk Board and the Financial Stability Board. In addition, he served as the German governor of the International Monetary Fund, as a member of the board of directors of the Bank for International Settlements, and as a member of the G7 and the G20 ministers and governors.
He was a professor for international economics at the University of Cologne, a member of the German Council of Economic Experts, and a member of the Research Advisory Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank. From 1998-2002 he was director of the Center for Financial Studies in Frankfurt/Main and a professor for Monetary Economics at the Frankfurt's Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University. His previous appointments include the position of professor for Economic Theory at the University of Bonn (1994-1998).
The event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance. It will be archived online for later viewing on the Woodrow Wilson School’s Webmedia site – http://wws.princeton.edu/webmedia.
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