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Events, Monday 16 February

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Welcome to OXONIA in 2004




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OXONIA Distinguished Speakers Events in Hilary Term 2004

“Strengthening Economic Cooperation”



OXONIA Roundtable

Reforming the International Financial Architecture


Monday, February 16 (Week 5)

Venue: St. Cross Building, Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre


Time: 4:00 - 7:00pm


Chair: Mr. Domenico Lombardi, OXONIA President


Distinguished Panelists:


        Mr. Ed Balls (HM Treasury, Chief Economic Advisor and IMFC Deputies, Chairman)

        Prof. Charles Goodhart (LSE)

        Prof. James Boughton (IMF)

Mr. Edward Balls


Edward Balls is Chief Economic Adviser to the British Treasury and  Chair of the IMFC Deputies. He is also an elected member of the Council of the Royal Economic Society. Before becoming Economic Adviser to the Treasury, he worked as Economics Leader Writer at the Financial Times and then as Economic Adviser to Gordon Brown, the then Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer and Labour MP for Dunfermline East. He has also worked as editor and principal editor of many economic policy publications, while he has been a regular economic columnist for the Guardian newspaper. Edward Balls studied economics at Keble College, Oxford and Harvard University, where he was a Kennedy Scholar.


Prof. James Boughton


James Boughton is Assistant Director of the Policy Development and Review Department at the International Monetary Fund. He also has been an Advisor in the Research Department at the IMF, and from 1992-2001 he was the Fund’s Historian. Dr. Boughton holds a Ph.D. in economics from Duke University, and before going to the IMF in 1981, he was Professor of Economics at Indiana University and had served as an economist at the OECD in Paris. His publications include a textbook on money and banking, a book on the U.S. Federal funds market, two IMF books that he co-edited, and articles in professional journals on international finance, monetary theory and policy, and international policy coordination. His latest book, Silent Revolution, on the history of the IMF from 1979 to 1989, was published in October 2001.


Prof. Charles Goodhart


Charles Goodhart is Norman Sosnow Professor of Banking and Finance at the London School of Economics. Before joining the LSE he was External Member of the Monetary Policy Committee in the Bank of England. Previously, he worked as Monetary Adviser at the Bank of England, where he became Chief Adviser in 1980. Born in 1936, Professor Goodhart obtained a BA from Cambridge in 1960 and Ph.D. in 1963 from Harvard University. His research interests include Monetary and Financial Economics.