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Spain: From Recovery to Resilience. Joint Conference Banco de España and International Monetary Fund

3 April 2018
Banco de España, Madrid


The conference aimed to draw lessons, including for Europe, from Spain’s successful crisis responses and discuss policy options that ensured a sustained and inclusive economic path forward. The conference brought together economists and analysts from academia, think tanks, and policy making institutions from inside and outside Spain.

Organized by:

Banco de EspañaInternacional Monetary Fund
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3 April 2018
09.00 - 09.30
09.30 - 10.45

Chair: Myriam Fernández de Heredia

11.15 - 12.30

Chair: Olympia Bover (Banco de España)

12.30 - 13.15
Keynote speech and Q&A: David Lipton (First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund), moderated by Maria Tadeo (Bloomberg)
14.45 - 16.00

Chair: Carmen Herrero (Universidad de Alicante)

16.30 - 17.45

Chair: Poul Thomsen (Director European Department, International
Monetary Fund)

  • Elke König (Chair, Single Resolution Board)
  • Geert-Jan Koopman (Deputy Director-General, DG Competition, European Commission)
  • Luis M. Linde (Governor, Banco de España)
  • Yves Mersch (Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank)
17.45 - 18.15
Closing remarks Minister Román Escolano (Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness)