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The money at the core of modern economies is central bank money. Central banks inject money into the economy, via banks acting as intermediaries, against collateral. Thus, if money is power and money is issued against collateral, it stands to reason that it is important to understand the nature of that collateral and the terms of the exchange. Yet remarkably little is known about this and the matter is largely shrouded in opacity. Swiss Finance Institute Professor Kjell G. Nyborg unpacks this “open secret” of central banking in his new book Collateral Frameworks: The Open Secret of Central Banks and discusses its implications for the financial system, the economy, and society.

We invite you to join us and to learn more about this open secret of central banking in an event featuring Mickael Benhaim, Pictet Asset Management; Dr. Andréa M. Maechler, Swiss National Bank; and Prof. Nyborg himself, Swiss Finance Institute & University of Zurich. The panel participants will share their views on this topic and discuss the possible consequences for society and for Switzerland. The panel will be moderated by Maren Peters, Economics Editor SRF Radio.

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Collateral Frameworks: The Open Secret of Central Banks


Thursday, 22 June 2017 (Download to your calendar)



Welcome Address
Prof. François Degeorge, Swiss Finance Institute



Book Presentation
Prof. Kjell G. Nyborg, Swiss Finance Institute & University of Zurich



Panel Discussion “Practice and impact of central banks' collateral policies”

19:15‒19:45Aperitif, kindly offered by SFI Alumni Association, SFIAA



Zunfthaus zur Schmiden, Marktgasse 20, 8001 Zurich (click here for directions)

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The presentation will be in English and attendance is free of charge. Registration is mandatory.


This seminar has kindly been supported by

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