Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Local Bank theme to ECOBATE 2013 conference in Winchester,UK

The second European Conference on Banking and the Economy (ECOBATE 2013) is on Wednesday  6th March at Winchester's Guildhall, UK. Title - Banking: From global to local. Academic papers will be delivered from international economists and bankers representing universities, central banks, Sparkassen, the IMF, the OECD and other world institutions. Conference participants includes: Charles Goodhart, Michael Kumhof, Thomas Keidel,  Richard Werner, James Vacarro,  Brian Lacey, Neil Marriott, Don Nutbeam, Hans-Peter Schackmann-Fallis, Roy Ruffler, Fiona Brownsell.  

Dr Vince Cable MP, UK Business Secretary will give a Keynote speech later in the day. There is an early afternoon session on Local Banks which is free to the public (1.30pm -3.30pm). The second free session starts at around 3.30pm and runs to 7.30pm and includes Dr Cable's contribution to the general theme of Local Banks. 

For full registration to the academic event, with lunch, and including the local bank sessions go to the University of Southampton website and choose the 'package option' tab.  

To register for free admission to the local bank sessions at 1.30pm - 3.30pm and at 3.30pm - 7.30pm,  send an e-mail to: charles.bazlinton@local-first.org.uk

Monetary reform is on the main agenda: A government funding model for infrastructure that  does not add debt
And: How to end post-crisis recessions and increase growth & employment without further government expenditure 
Also: Financing the transition to a low-carbon economy and preventing destructive growth

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