Past activities and events

Past activities and events

Political economy effects of COVID-19 on Central and South East Europe
Christos Gortsos (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens); Piroska Nagy-Mohacsi (LSE Institute of Global Affairs); Kaloyan Simeonov (European Studies Department, Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski); Kori Udovički (Centre for Advanced Economic Studies, Belgrade); Charles Enoch (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Thursday, 9 July 2020
In association with EuPEP

China in South East Europe: Economic or political interests?
Jens Bastian (ELIAMEP); Igor Rogelja (King’s College London)
Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Life outside the Euro: Monetary and financial issues for the EU periphery and beyond
Various speakers
Thursday, 23 January 2020
In association with EuPEP

European elites’ discourses of the Greek crisis
Dimitris Papadimitriou (University of Manchester)
Wednesday, 20 November 2019

The Last Bluff: How Greece came face-to-face with financial catastrophe
Monday, 4 November 2019
Viktoria Dendrinou (Bloomberg); Eleni Varvitsioti (Kathimerini)

Greece after the crisis: Stocktaking, legacies and prospects
George Pagoulatos (Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB))
Thursday, 24 October 2019

The origin and the impact of labour market institutions in Greece
Daphne Nicolitsas (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
Monday, 10 June 2019

The SEESOX Annual Lecture
Greece in the post-memoranda era: What next?
Nikos Karamouzis (President, Grant Thornton, Greece)
22 May 2019

Centralisation of power in Turkey: Is it sustainable?
Ezgi Başaran (St Antony's College, Oxford); Charles Enoch (St Antony's College, Oxford); Mehmet Karli (Centre for International Studies, Oxford; St Antony's College, Oxford)
12 November 2018
In association with PEFM

The Max Watson Lecture: Demise of doctrine: Policy making in the real world
Caroline Atkinson (Former Head of Global Policy at Google)
12 June 2018
In association with PEFM

Banking developments and financial markets infrastructure: The role of structure, size and market infrastructure in risks mitigation and financial intermediation
9 November 2017 (Tirana)

Greece and the Euro Zone: The IMF perspective
Poul Thomsen (IMF)
22 March 2017
In association with PEFM

Aspects of the ECB’s monetary policy: State-of-play and future prospects
Iannis Mourmouras (Deputy Governor, Bank of Greece)
February 2017

Does IMF conditionality lead to political illiberalism? A comparative South East European perspective
Merih Angin (Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford); Saliha Metinsoy (Wadham College, Oxford); Alex Kentikelenis (Trinity College, Oxford)
February 2017

The challenges for Greece: What does the future hold?
Jens Bastian (Independent Economic Consultant & Financial Sector Advisor)
November 2016

Brexit and its impact on the Western Balkans
Peter Sanfey (European Bank of Reconstruction and Development)
November 2016

Aligning monetary policy with financial stability: Objectives, responses and interaction in times of uncertainty
Tirana, October 2016

Financial reform in South East Europe: Turkey’s response to the past and current crises
Gazi Erçel (Former Governor, Central Bank of Turkey)
May 2016
In association with PEFM

The Eurozone crisis and South Eastern Europe: Recovery or illusion?
Adam Bennett (St Antony’s College, Oxford), Peter Sanfey (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)
January 2016

IMF programs and technical assistance in the Balkans-what has been achieved?
Adam Bennett (St. Antony’s College), Robin McConnachie (Oxford Analytica; former senior Bank of England official)
November 2015

European competitiveness challenges: The EU, Croatia and beyond
Boris Vujčić (Governor, Croatian National Bank)
November 2015

The Troika--past and future? A view from Washington
Russell Kincaid (Associate of PEFM; former senior IMF official)
October 2015

A Tale of Three Cities: Commemorating Max Watson
October 2015

Do crises change economic fundamentals in SEE?
Tirana, October 2015

Non-standard monetary policy measures and their effectiveness in Slovenia
Jazbec Boštjan (Governor of Central Bank of Slovenia)
May 2015

Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina High-Level Seminar (Sarajevo, June 2014)
Bank of Albania Workshop (Oxford, May 2014)
Bank of Albania High-Level Conference (Tirana, September 2013)
Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina Workshop (May 2013)
Bank of Albania Workshop (Oxford, March 2013)
Bank of Albania Workshop (Tirana, June 2012)
Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina Workshop (May 2012)
Transition Report Seminar (May 2012)
Bank of Albania Workshop (Oxford, December, 2011)
Bank of Albania Workshop (Tirana, June 2011)

February 2011: High level conference, hosted by the Bank of Greece took place in Athens. Items on the agenda included macroeconomic stability, structural reform challenges, the relationship between the financial system and growth, and social and political support for reform.

January 2011: SEESOX hosted the Governor of the Bank of Albania, Mr Ardian Fullani. Mr Fullani discussed the ways in which institutional cooperation between central banks in the region has proven a key benchmark of maintaining stability in the financial sector in Southeast Europe. Financial sector cooperation frequently requires not only central bank collaboration but the involvement of and support from finance ministers. Participants in the panel raised these points, and there was consensus on the floor about the benefits of stronger cooperation.

November 2010: In this year’s Bank of Greece lecture, the speaker was Klaus Regling, head of the European Stability Facility. This was the occasion for a notably frank discussion of the sources of current stress in the euro area and the potential lessons of this experience for future candidates for euro area membership.

Bank of Albania Roundtable Discussion (Tirana, September 2010)

May 2010: Workshop on “the role of the state in Southeast Europe” was organized under the lead of the SEESOX Alpha Bank fellow for 2009-2010, Dimitrios Sotiropoulos. The workshop, which was held in association with the London School of Economics Centre for the Study of Global Governance, examined the roots of governance problems, role of the state in social welfare, and the economy of Southeast Europe.

October 2009: The Bank of Greece and SEESOX is organized a conference in Athens on Challenges and Prospects of South East European Economies in the wake of the financial crisis.

June 2009: A workshop entitled South East Europe: The impact of the global financial crisis brought together participants from academia, international agencies and private financial institutions to discuss the impact of the financial crisis on the region. The workshop was supported by the Bank of Greece and the EBRD.