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Annual Donal Nevin Lecture: The Future of Banking in the EU and in Ireland

28 May 2014, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Annual Donal Nevin Lecture

The Nevin Economic Research Institute will hold the Second Annual Dónal Nevin Lecture on Wednesday, 28th May at 16.00 in the Institute of Banking located in the CitiGroup Building in the IFSC, 1 North Wall Quay. This year's guest speaker is Dr Stephany Griffith-Jones who will speak on the future of banking in Europe and in Ireland. Registration is essential, as places are limited—please contact info@nerinstitute.net before Wednesday 21st May to book a seat.

The lecture takes place in the context of significant stress and on-going structural reform across the banking sector in Europe. Here, in Ireland, there is an opportunity to consider the best way to use the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund to help regenerate economic recovery especially in regards to key areas of social investment and lending to businesses.

Professor Griffith-Jones specialises in international finance, with emphasis on reforming the global financial system to support stable, inclusive economic growth— without costly financial crises. She has made a substantial contribution to the study of financial regulation, governance and international capital flows as well as extensive writing on the role of public development banks in Europe. Her latest book, Time for a Visible Hand: Lessons from the 2008 Crisis, was jointly edited with José Antonio Ocampo and Joseph Stiglitz. Aside from her academic work, she has acted as senior consultant to governments in Eastern Europe and to many international agencies, including the World Bank, the European Commission, UNICEF. Stephany is currently Financial Markets Director at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University and Associate Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute.

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