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The ECB Podcast – A walk around the central banking wildlife park!

Hawks, doves, owls, swans, bulls and bears … even ostriches. What connects these animals to central banking? How can they help us find our way around the world of economics and finance?
Our host Katie Ranger talks about these questions with communications advisor Gabriel Glöckler on The ECB Podcast.
The views expressed are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the European Central Bank.
Published on 16 August 2021 and recorded on 29 June 2021.

In this episode:
1:40 – Why animal metaphors are used in central banking
How animal metaphors can help make central banking more accessible, what they mean and why they are used so often.
4:01 Hawks, doves and owls in monetary policy
How these two animal metaphors are used to describe policymakers’ attitudes towards monetary policy,

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ECB Financial Stability Review – May 2021

The Financial Stability Review provides an overview of potential risks to financial stability in the euro area. It aims to promote awareness in the financial industry and among the public of euro area financial stability issues. It is published twice a year.

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The ECB Podcast – A conversation about female empowerment, an inclusive recovery and cooperation

How can we foster the economic empowerment of women after the coronavirus crisis? And what role does transatlantic cooperation play in shaping a more inclusive recovery? Listen to ECB President Christine Lagarde, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and US Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen talk about this and more in the latest episode of the ECB Podcast, hosted by Katie Ranger.
The views expressed are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the European Central Bank.
Published on 15 July 2021 and recorded on 12 July 2021.

In this episode:
01:25 – Economic empowerment of women
Why economic empowerment of women is vital, where we stand in Europe and the United States on economic empowerment and gender equality, and what needs to be done to foster economic

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How are people’s needs changing traditional banks?

How is online user behaviour changing traditional banks?
Digitalisation in the banking sector has gained momentum since the coronavirus crisis started, and the pandemic has acted as a catalyst to speed up this process.
Banks are undergoing a digital transformation and we, as banking supervisors, make sure banks’ digital services are reliable and well governed.

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The ECB podcast:Bicycles, bitcoin and zombie firms:financial stability in the wake of the third wave

What does financial stability have to do with cycling and zombies? How has the third wave of the pandemic affected the financial system? What risks lie ahead?

Our host Katie Ranger discusses these questions with our financial stability experts Tamarah Shakir and John Fell on The ECB Podcast.

The views expressed are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the European Central Bank.

Published on 16 June 2021 and recorded on 1 June 2021.

In this episode:

00:58 – How the financial system has fared during the third wave
How the financial stability bicycle is doing, how stabilisers have helped to preserve financial stability, what the risks are that lie ahead during the recovery.

06:30 – Economic divergence across sectors and countries
Why countries and sectors were affected

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CEPR/EBRD/ECB Symposium on “Climate change, finance and green growth”

On the effectiveness of climate policies

John Hassler, Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University
Per Krussell, Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University
Conny Olovsson*, Sveriges Riksbank
Michael Reiter, Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna

Discussant: Emanuel Moench, Deutsche Bundesbank

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11th European Central Bank Conference on Forecasting Techniques – Paper 2

Paper 2: Tail forecasting with multivariate Bayesian additive regression trees

Florian Huber*, Universität Salzburg
Todd E. Clark, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Gary Koop, University of Strathclyde
Massimiliano Marcellino, Bocconi University
Michael Pfarrhofer, Universität Salzburg

Discussant: Herman van Dijk, Erasmus University Rotterdam

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