Vice-President of European Central Bank to discuss with Cologne students


Online discussion with Luis de Guindos on the monetary policy of the Central Bank on 16 December via Zoom

Luis de Guindos, Vice-President of the European Central Bank (ECB), will discuss the ECB’s monetary policy online with interested students at the ‘ECB Youth Dialogue’ on 16 December. Media representatives are cordially invited to participate. What is the ECB’s response to COVID-19? How will the economy of the euro area develop after the crisis? And how can central banks react to climate change? Luis de Guindos will answer these questions in the discussion moderated by Andreas Schabert, professor of macroeconomics at the University of Cologne and spokesperson of the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute: Markets & Public Policy at the universities of Bonn and Cologne.


Tuesday, 16 December, 16:30 h – 17:45 h via Zoom

‘Youth Dialogue with ECB Vice-President Luis de Guindos’

Please register in advance via mail and on Zoom.

The ECB Youth Dialogue is an initiative of the ECB that gives young people interested in economics the chance to talk directly to ECB policymakers. In a series of events which take place all over Europe – and also online – students can ask questions and discuss their views on the monetary policy of the ECB with board members.

The event is jointly organized by the ECB, the Institute for Economic Policy (iwp) at the University of Cologne and the Cluster of Excellence ECONtribute.

Institute for Economic Policy (iwp)

The primary task of the Institute for Economic Policy is to investigate current fundamental problems in the field of economic policy. Particular attention is paid to regulatory policy issues and the institutional framework necessary for a functioning social market economy. The Institute was founded in 1950 as an independent economic research institute at the University of Cologne.

ECONtribute: Markets & Public Policy

ECONtribute is the only Cluster of Excellence in economics funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). It is supported by the universities in Bonn and Cologne. The Cluster conducts research on markets at the interface between business, politics, and society. The aim of ECONtribute is to better understand markets and to find a fundamentally new approach to the analysis of market failure that meets today’s social, technological, and economic challenges, such as increasing inequality and political polarization or global financial crises.

Media Contact

Felix Mindl
Institut für Wirtschaftspolitik (iwp)
+49 221 470 5680



Press and Communication

Carolin Jackermeier
ECONtribute: Markets & Public Policy
+49 221 470-7258


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