16 November, 2011 | (01 hr)

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The financial system has been showing signs of instability. The European sovereign debt crisis is spilling over to the banking system and beyond as financial markets grow wary. This webcast will look at the crisis from the macroeconomic perspective and comment on the context in which the debt crisis is happening. We will look at what The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the Euro Area and for the United States are showing us as well as what we can learn from experimental Financial Instability Indexes for the Euro Area and the United States and the new Financial Conditions Index for the United States.

  • This webcast will cover the current developments in the overall financial system in Europe and the United States
  • Comment on the current state of the crisis
  • Discuss the links to the real economy

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Jean-Claude Manini

Jean-Claude Manini
The Conference Board’s former Senior Economist in Europe

Jean-Claude Manini, The Conference Board’s former Senior Economist in Europe, is now working at a Swiss financial services firm. During his time with The Conference Board he helped analyze macroeconomic and financial conditions in Europe. He... Full Bio

Bert Colijn

Bert Colijn
Senior Economist, Europe
The Conference Board

Bert Colijn is a senior economist that focuses on the European market. He works on the European Commission FP7 project NEUJOBS, focusing on productivity and economic growth in Europe in 2025. Besides this, he works on developing European indicator... Full Bio

Ataman Ozyildirim, Ph.D.

Ataman Ozyildirim, Ph.D. (Moderator)
Director, Business Cycles and Growth Research
The Conference Board

Ataman Ozyildirim is an economist and director of business cycles and growth research at The Conference Board. He joined The Conference Board in 1999 as part of the Global Business Cycle Indicators Program that produces The Conference ... Full Bio

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