George Panteli, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance
George Kyriacou, Director of Economic Analysis and Research, Central Bank of Cyprus
George Syrichas, Advisor, Economic Research Centre, University of Cyprus
Mikis Hadjimichael, Senior Advisor to Bank of Cyprus Board Chairman
May 16, 2019
The Cyprus Economic Society in collaboration with Bank of Cyprus is hosting the2019 Annual Lecture in Economics.
Date: Thursday 23 May Time: 18.00 Venue: Solon Triantafyllides Conference Hall, Bank of Cyprus Head Offices, 51 Stasinou Street, Strovolos (Agia Paraskevi)
The Annual Lecture hosts a renowned speaker on a contemporary subject of broader interest. The 2019 Annual Lecture will host Rolf Strauch who is Chief Economist and Management Board Member of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). Dr Strauch will address the subject ‘Keeping a deepened euro area on the agenda’. The topic has been chosen for its contemporary importance at a time when significant risks are emerging in the European Union and the Eurozone. Political fragmentation and the rise of Euroscepticism, including in the largest economies, makes it more difficult to take decisions on critical issues for the Eurozone’s architecture. This includes proposals for a common deposit insurance scheme for Eurozone banks and for a large Eurozone budget to stabilise countries in financial distress. The threats of today, both at the national level and the level of the union are structural in nature. They may not be as urgent as they were a few years ago, but that doesn’t make them any less dangerous!
Rolf Strauch is responsible for Economics, Policy Strategy and Banking for the European Stability Mechanism. He is also Director of Research and Institutional Relations of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), a position he has held since the creation of the EFSF in July 2010. He is responsible for economic and financial analysis and monitoring of the ESM and EFSF, strategic orientation and economic and financial policies. Prior to this, Rolf Strauch worked at the European Central Bank from 2000-2010 in the Directorate General Economics on fiscal, monetary and structural policies. He was also previously an Economist at the Deutsche Bundesbank. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Bonn.
June 1, 2018
The Cyprus Economic Society announces the 2018 Annual Lecture in Economics organised in collaboration with Bank of Cyprus and the Central Bank of Cyprus.
Date: Friday 1 June Time: 18.00 Venue: Solon Triantafyllides Conference Hall, Bank of Cyprus Head Offices, 51 Stasinou Street, Strovolos (Agia Paraskevi)
Subject: HARNESSING GLOBALISATION
Speaker: PASCAL LAMY
Globalisation appears to be in retreat with declining trade volumes and rising protectionist tendencies. The benefits of globalisation have been unevenly distributed which gave rise to income inequalities and populist movements. While true all this is only part of the story. In reality globalisation is entering a new phase one that is driven by digital technologies and innovation. This new era of globalisation will bring with it economic and social benefits, will boost innovation and productivity offering an unprecedented access to information linking consumers and suppliers across the world. Small and large country alike can benefit from these opportunities with the right preparation. The benefits will be significant but it will also be disruptive. There will be losers and new winners will emerge. The change is unavoidable and companies and governments need to prepare for the coming disruption.
Pascal Lamy is a seminal figure both in Europe and globally. He is today the President Emeritus of the ‘Jacques Delors Institute’, a European think tank based in Paris founded by Jacques Delors in 1996 at the end of his Presidency of the European Commission. The Institute produces analyses and proposals targeting European decision-makers and a wider audience. During 1984-1994 he was Head of Cabinet to the President of the European Commission, Jacques Delors. In November 1994, he joined the team responsible for the rescue of Credit Lyonnais, and later became CEO of the bank until its privatisation in 1999. From 1999 to 2004 Pascal Lamy was EU Trade Commissioner under Commission President Romano Prodi. Pascal Lamy was Director-General of the World Trade Organisation from September 2005 to August 2013.
There will be a cocktail reception at the end.
September 12, 2017
The Cyprus Economic Society is organising a Discussion Forum on Friday September 22, 2017, at 06.00pm, at the Solon Triantafyllides Conference Hall, Bank of Cyprus Head Offices, Agia Paraskevi. The Discussion Forum will host Yiannis Kitromilides from the Cambridge University, UK, who will address the subject, Populism, Democracy, and Brexit. Those interested to attend may contact Ioannis.firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 18, 2017
The Cyprus Economic Society is organising a Discussion Forum on Thursday, 22 June 2017, starting at 6.00 pm, and venue the Solon Triantafyllides Conference Hall, Bank of Cyprus Head Offices, Agia Paraskevi.
The Discussion Forum will host Elvire Fabry from the Jacques Delors Institute in Paris who will give a presentation on:
Trump’s America First Policies and European Interests
Elvire Fabry is Senior Research Fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute since 2009, focussing on the EU’s external action policies. She is a member of the editorial board of the journal Futuribles and of the policy advisory committee of the European Movement – France. She is also co-founder and member of the advisory committee of Proeuropa. Her main fields of expertise are related to trade policy, security and defense, neighbourhood, and migration. Her previous research focused on the EU and globalisation and is currently focusing on the EU’s trade strategy. Elvire Fabry holds a PhD in political science from the Paris Institute of Political Studies.
May 18, 2017
The 2017 CES Annual Lecture in Economics
The Cyprus Economic Society together with the Bank of Cyprus and the Central Bank of Cyprus announce that the 2017 Annual Lecture in Economics will be held on Thursday, 25 May at the Solon Triantafyllides Conference Hall, Bank of Cyprus Head Offices, 51 Stasinou Street, Strovolos. The 2017 Lecture will host Professor Peter Bofinger who is a member of the German Government’s Council of Economic Experts, currently into his third five year term. Professor Bofinger will speak on: CHALLENGES OF THE EUROZONE: CAN THE EUROZONE SURVIVE?
The Lecture, which is open to the public, will start at 18:00 hours.
May 18, 2017
Closed Discussion Forum on Energy Developments in the Levant
On 16 May 2017, the Cyprus Economic Society organised a closed discussion forum on The Economics and Prospects for Energy Development and Cooperation in the Levant Including the Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone. The speaker was Charles Ellinas, CEO of EC Cyprus Natural Hydrocarbons Company Ltd (formerly CEO of the Cyprus National Hydrocarbons Company Ltd). An edited version of Dr Ellinas’ presentation will be published as a CES Discussion Paper and will be made available on the CES website.
May 01, 2017
On 4 May, we will be holding a Panel Discussion on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)-9 and the Banking Sector. There will be three speakers: Vassilios Vrahimis, Partner, Assurance and Advisory Services, PwC; Argyro Procopiou, Formerly Assistant Director, Significant and Less Significant Supervised Institutions, Central Bank of Cyprus; and Michalis Athanasiou, Group Chief Risk Officer, Bank of Cyprus. The Panel will discuss the main proposals of IFRS-9, their rationale and significance as well as their impact on the regulatory framework and the banking sector. IFRS-9 is promulgated by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and covers three main areas: classification and measurement of financial instruments, impairment of financial assets and hedge accounting.
Venue: Solon Triantafyllides Conference Hall, Bank of Cyprus Head Offices, Agia Paraskevi.
March 19, 2017
Cyprus Economic Society Discussion Forum 7 April 2017
The Cyprus Economic Society is organising a Discussion Forum on Friday, 7 April 2017 at the Solon Triantafyllides Conference Hall, Bank of Cyprus Head Offices, Agia Paraskevi, starting at 5.45pm. Our guest speaker will be Dr Roumeen Islam, Economic Advisor to the World Bank for Europe and Central Asia, overseeing a large programme of lending in response to the economic and social impact of the global crisis. She has held various positions including Manager of the World Bank Institute- Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit, and Advisor to the Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank, Joseph Stiglitz. She will speak on Growth and Recovery in Southern Europe: A Dozen Lessons Old and New.
January 10, 2017
The Cyprus Economy Panel: Outlook for 2017-2018 and the Economic Challenges Going Forward.
The Cyprus Economic Society is organising a Discussion Forum on Thursday, 27 October 2016.
Time will be 6.00pm and the venue will be the Solon Triantafyllides Conference Hall, Bank of Cyprus Head Offices, Agia Paraskevi.
Our speaker will be David Marsh and he will speak on The UK’s Exit Referendum and the Broader Issues for the UK and the EU.
As usual a discussion with questions and answers will follow.
David Marsh is the Managing Director of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) in the UK. He wrote for the Financial Times between 1978 and 1995 including in France and Germany, and subsequently worked in City Financial Institutions. He is the author of five books on European politics and monetary affairs, including The Euro: The Battle for the New Global Currency (Yale University Press, 2009 and 2011) and Europe’s Deadlock How the Euro Crisis Could be Solved – and Why it Still Won’t Happen (Yale University Press, 2013).
September 12, 2016
The Cyprus Economic Society announces the publication of its first discussion paper under the CES DISCUSSION PAPER SERIES. The paper is titled FISCAL FEDERALISM: PUBLIC GOODS, TRANSFERS AND COMMON POOLS. The author is Juergen von Hagen, Professor of Economics at the University of Bonn Germany. The paper derives from the Annual Lecture in Economics hosted by the Cyprus Economic Society, the Bank of Cyprus and the Central Bank of Cyprus in June 2016, and it can be downloaded from the site.
September 6, 2016
The Cyprus Economic Society announces the publication of a series of monographs under the title CES Discussion Paper Series. The Series is registered as an electronic publication with an ISSN number issued by the Cyprus Library. Each monograph in the series will have a separate ISBN number, also issued by the Cyprus Library. The Discussion Papers will be overseen by a three member editorial committee. The first Paper will circulate in September. Those interested in receiving news and other information, including the Discussion Papers, can send their requests to email@example.com.
June 3, 2016
The 2016 Annual Lecture in Economics, organised by the Cyprus Economic Society, in cooperation with Bank of Cyprus and the Central Bank of Cyprus, took place on 2 June 2016 at the Bank of Cyprus Head Offices in Nicosia. The guest speaker was Jurgen von Hagen, Professor of Economics at the University of Bonn. The title of the lecture was ‘Fiscal Federalism: Public Goods, Transfers and Common Pools’.