Giving International Finance an Adequate Architecture

Mexico, Mexico

January 18-19, 2012



This Paris conference was designed as a continuation of reflections we had started in that same city a year earlier during a conference titled “The International Monetary System: Old and New Debates”, which was also the first event organized by RBWC under the G20 French Presidency. On this occasion we not only recapitulated the activities of The Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee under G20 France and pondered what we had learned from one year of discussions but in order to broaden our perspective further we also looked at a report entitled “Before it is too late – Thoughts on the International Monetary System” that Jean Guyot, late French economist, banker and humanitarian, (Founder and President of Hippocrene Foundation) assisted by Marc Uzan, then a graduate at the University of California, Berkley, had written 20 years earlier. 



  • Aaron TORNELL: Professor of Economics, UCLA, USA
  • Angel UBIDE: Director of Global Economics, Tudor Investment Corporation
  • Arend KAPTEYN: Chief Economist, Emerging Markets, Brevan Howard
  • Carlo MONTICELLI: Head of International Financial Relations, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Italy
  • Changyong RHEE: Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank, Philippines
  • Charles COLLYNS: Assistant Secretary for International Finance, US Department of the Treasury
  • Gerardo RODRIGUEZ: Deputy Secretary of Finance, Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit, Mexico
  • Grigori MARCHENKO: Governor, National Bank of Kazakhstan
  • Guillermo ORTIZ: Chairman, Grupo Financiero Banorte, Mexico
  • Jens NYSTEDT: Portfolio Manager, Moore Capital UK
  • John MURRAY: Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada
  • Jose Luis GUERRERO: Co-Head Global Markets, HSBC
  • Julio VELARDE: Governor, Central Reserve Bank of Peru
  • Maarten VERWEY: Deputy Director General, DG ECFIN, European Commission
  • Mario BLEJER: First Vice Chairman, Banco Hipotecario, Argentina
  • Michael CALLAGHAN: Executive Director, Macroeconomic Group-International, Australian Treasury
  • Nouriel ROUBINI: Professor of Economics, NYU, Chairman, RGE USA
  • Ousmene MANDENG: Managing Director, Head of Investment Policy Advisory, FICC, Financial Public Sector Institutions, UBS
  • Pablo GUIDOTTI: Professor of Economics, Torcuato Di Tella University, Argentina
  • Pier Carlo PADOAN: Deputy Secretary-General and Chief Economist, OECD
  • Ramon FERNANDEZ: Director General, Directorate General of the Treasury, Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry, France
  • Romain RANCIERE: Professor of Economics, Paris School of Economics, France
  • Siddarth TIWARI: Director, Strategy, Policy and Review Department, IMF
  • Wei BENHUA: Director, Asean+3 Macroeconomic Research Office, Singapore

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