60 years of Bretton Woods – Governance of the International Financial System – Looking Ahead

Vienna, Austria

June 22-23, 2004



This conference co-hosted with the Central Bank of Austria took place to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Bretton Woods Institutions and in so doing we decided to look ahead at the global governance of the international financial system.  Speakers delineated the evolution of the system, outlined future challenges, formulated possible solutions to crisis situations, discussed the development and future role of exchange rate regimes and shred ideas about a crisis prevention and resolution toolkit.



  •     Anne KRUEGER: Acting Managing Director, IMF

    • Charles DALLARA: Managing Director, The Institute of International Finance, USA
    • Gertrude TUMPEL-GUGERELL: Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
    • Guillermo ORTIZ MARTINEZ: Governor, Banco de Mexico
    • Harold JAMES: Professor, Princeton University, USA
    • Josef CHRISTL: Executive Director, Oesterreichische Nationalbank
    • Karl-Heinz GRASSER: Federal Minister of Finance, Austria
    • Kemal DERVIS: Member of the Parliament Istanbul, Board Member of the Economics and Foreign Policy Forum, Former Minister of Economic Affairs, Turkey
    • Klaus LIEBSCHER: Governor, Oesterreichische Nationalbank
    • Kurt BAYER: Executive Director, The Word Bank
    • Marc UZAN: Executive Director, Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee
    • Masahiro KAWAI: Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan
    • Michael BORDO: Professor, Rutgers University, USA
    • Mitja GASPARI: Governor, Banka Slovenije
    • Pedro MALAN: Vice Chairman, Unibanco, Brazil
    • Richard PORTES: Professor, London Business School, U.K, Columbia Business School, USA
    • Rodrigo RATO Y FIGAREDO: Former Vice President of the Government, Spain
    • Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Zeti AKHTAR AZIZ: Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia
    • Trevor MANUEL: Minister of Finance, National Treasury, South Africa

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