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We inaugurate the UIE Forum. Society and Economy with a conference by José Manuel González Páramo on the current economic situation

José Manuel González Páramo will give the conference «The return of inflation.» on March 1 at the Afundación da Coruña Headquarters. Some lessons for the ECB »


José M. González Páramo will participate in the UIE Society and Economy Forum on March 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the Afundación A Coruña Headquarters. The professor of Economics at the Complutense University of Madrid and with highly responsible positions in international organizations, will speak about “The return of inflation. Some lessons for the ECB.” Entry is free until full.

González Páramo, who will be presented by Álvaro Gómez Vieitez, Dean of the UIE Faculty of Economics, will address how the post-pandemic and the consequences of the invasion of Ukraine have returned inflation to four-decade highs. It is difficult to avoid, in his opinion, the conclusion that the ECB and other central banks have been behind events, ignoring the persistence of inflation for more than a year. How could it happen? What effects has this delay had on the credibility and response of the ECB’s monetary policy? In the medium term, both the anti-inflationary fight and the independence of central banks face challenges that could put the benefits to society of these important institutions at risk.

The UIE Society and Economy Forum is a place for debate open to the public both in person and virtually (via, you only need to register for the following link:

He was a member of the Executive Committee and the Governing Council of the European Central Bank from 2004 to 2012, in charge of the areas of Market Operations, Banknotes, Research, Statistics and Risk Management. He was a member of the Committee on the Global Financial System of the Bank for International Settlement of Basel between 2006 and 2012. Previously, he was a member of the Executive and Governing Councils of the Bank of Spain (1994 to 2004). He has also been an Executive Director of BBVA between 2013 and 2020, a position in which he served as Executive Officer Global Economics, Regulation & Public Affairs and Chairman of its International Advisory Council. He has a PhD, MPhil and MA from Columbia University (New York), studies carried out with Fulbright and Bank of Spain scholarships. He also has a degree (Extraordinary Award) and a doctorate in Economics (Extraordinary Award) from the UCM. In May 1988 he obtained the chair of Public Economics at the Complutense University. He has been an extraordinary professor at IESE Business School since 2012. He has published thirty books, eighty book chapters and more than two hundred articles in academic journals, on matters related to monetary and fiscal policies, financial systems and markets, European economy and impact economics of digitalization. He is currently president of European DataWarehouse GmbH and Ltd and independent director of ABANCA. He belongs to the boards of Cercle d’Economia, Bruegel, the Bretton Woods Committee, the Systemic Risk Council, the Euroamérica Foundation, the Ibero-American Business Foundation, and the College of Central Bankers, among other entities, and is a member of the advisory boards from the Funcas Foundation and the Scope Foundation. He is a Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar, and chair of its Advisory Board, 2020.

The UIE Society and Economy Forum was born as a proposal for debate and reflection on the challenges, challenges and risks of the current economic and social context. The programming includes conferences and debates by national and international experts in areas such as new technologies, industry 4.0, artificial intelligence and robotics, sustainability and new economic models, the social problems and challenges that all current structural changes entail, paradigm changes, the generation of value by companies or their governance, among others. The forum addresses, in a context of the intangible revolution and volatile environment, new formulas such as the circular economy, the silver economy or the gig economy and the challenges we face as a society.

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