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2023-02-16 – Markus K. Brunnermeier to hold the 2023 Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture

The Swiss National Bank has named Markus K. Brunnermeier as the next speaker for its Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture Series. Markus K. Brunnermeier is Professor of Economics at Princeton University and also Director of the Bendheim Center for Finance. His research focuses on the interaction between financial markets and the macroeconomy. His work on price bubbles in stock and real estate markets, systemic risks, liquidity crises and digital currencies is of great practical relevance for monetary policy and financial market regulation.

Apart from his academic activities, Markus K. Brunnermeier has worked as an economic advisor for the Deutsche Bundesbank, the Bank for International Settlements and the Congressional Budget Office. In addition, he was a member of scientific advisory committees at the International Monetary Fund, the European Systemic Risk Board and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

He is the author of several books and was awarded the German Business Book Prize for The Resilient Society (2021). Inspired by the coronavirus pandemic, the book looks at how societies can better cope with future crises.

The seventh Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture will be held at 5.30 pm on Thursday, 28 September 2023, in the Audi Max room at the ETH Zurich. The event will be open to the general public and requires no prior registration. The lecture will be conducted in English.

The Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture Series was established by the SNB in 2016 to mark the centenary of the birth of the Swiss economist Karl Brunner (1916–1989). Speakers invited are academics whose research has proven to be particularly relevant to central bank monetary policy practice.

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