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Global Economic Outlook—a European Perspective

August 19, 2019 Dallas Fed

On Aug. 19, Bank of Finland Governor and former European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Olli Rehn will speak at a luncheon hosted by Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

When

  • Monday, August 19, 2019
    12–1:15 p.m.

Where

  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
    2200 N. Pearl St.
    Dallas, TX 75201
  • Directions and map

Registration

Agenda

August 19, 2019
11:30 a.m.

Check-in

12:00 p.m.

Welcome

 

Mark A. Wynne
Director, Globalization Institute
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

12:30 p.m.

Global Economic Outlook—a European Perspective

 

Olli Rehn
Governor and Chairman of the Board
Bank of Finland

1:00 p.m.

Audience Q&A

1:15 p.m.

Adjourn

About Olli Rehn

Rehn is governor and chairman of the board of the Bank of Finland. Governor since July 2018, Rehn is responsible for monetary policy preparation, domestic economic policy, external communications, international affairs and internal audit. Rehn is a member of the governing council of the European Central Bank.

Rehn previously served as vice president of the European Commission in 2011–14. As a member of the European Commission, he was responsible for enlargement in 2004–10 and for economic and monetary affairs in 2010–14, when he was responsible for the reform of the rules of the Economic and Monetary Union, financial assistance programs for distressed countries and the preparation of stability mechanisms. Rehn also represented the European Commission on the governing council of the European Central Bank, in G7/G20 cooperation and at meetings of the International Monetary Fund in 2010–14.

He served as minister of economic affairs in 2015–16 and was a member of parliament between 1991 and 1995. Rehn was a member and vice president of the European Parliament in 2014–15 and was a member of the first group of Finnish members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in 1995–96.

Rehn holds a master of social sciences degree in political science from the University of Helsinki and a doctor of philosophy degree in international political economy from the University of Oxford.