Writing Central Bank and Monetary History – what are the issues?

Workshop 30-31 October 2008

Organizers: The Graduate Institute, Geneva and Norges Bank, Oslo

Venue: The Graduate Institute, Geneva, AJF room at Villa Barton, 132, rue de Lausanne, 1202 Geneva

Program committee: Michael Bordo, Rutgers University, Øyvind Eitrheim, Norges Bank, Marc Flandreau, The Graduate Institute, Jan F. Qvigstad, Norges Bank

Thursday 30 October

Jan F. Qvigstad, Deputy Governor Norges Bank Welcome remarks

Session I  Writing Central Bank history – what are the challenges?

Chair: Øyvind Eitrheim, Norges Bank
Archive work on International Reserves (Marc Flandreau, The Graduate Institute)

Archive work in the Bank of England project (Forrest Capie, Bank of England)

The Austrian National Bank project (Clemens Jobst, Oesterreichische Nationalbank)

Archive work in the Norges Bank project (Einar Lie and Christian Venneslan, University of Oslo)

History projects about the BIS and Banca d’Italia (Gianni Toniolo, Duke University)

The Swiss National Bank project (Patrick Halbeisen, Swiss  National Bank)

The Norges Bank history project (Sverre Knutsen, Norwegian School of Management (BI) and Einar Lie, University of Oslo)

Friday 31 October

Session II Monetary History and Business Cycles
Chair: Michael Bordo, Rutgers University

Chair’s introduction

Constructing and Using Long-Run Historical Data. An International Perspective (Pierre Siklos, WLU)

Output and prices in Norway (Ola H. Grytten, NHH)

Determinants of Financial Crises 1880-1997 (Gernot Doppelhofer, NHH with Bordo, Meissner and Weeks)

Chair’s summary remarks

Session II (cont’d) Monetary History and the Monetary Policy Framework

Chair’s introduction

History as a Guide to Current Monetary Policy (Robert Hetzel, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond)

Historical perspectives on Central Bank liquidity policy (Harold James, Princeton University)

Chair’s summary remarks

Session III European Monetary History – Nordic perspectives
Chair: Marc Flandreau, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Chair’s introduction

Swedish monetary history and the Swedish Central Bank (Anders Ögren, Stockholm School of Economics)

The Monetary History of Norway (Jan Tore Klovland and Lars Fredrik Øksendal)

Chair’s summary remarks

Session III (cont’d) Monetary History – Nordic perspectives

Chair’s introduction

How to write the history of the Swedish Riksbank (Lars Jonung, European Commission)

The Bank of Finland history project (Juha Tarkka, Bank of Finland)

Chair’s summary remarks  

Published 3 November 2008 13:49