In a wide-ranging ‘conversation' with Central Banking editor Christopher Jeffery at the Central Banking Awards dinner in March 2015, Jacques de Larosière, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, Banque de France and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, shared his thoughts on the following topics (click on the 'playlist' button above for specific video clips):
Video clip 1: Recollections of the talks that led to breakdown in the monetary system and its impact over time.
Video clip 2: The IMF's efforts under de Larosière's leadership in close co-operation with the US helped countries like Mexico address structural issues and why de Larosière believes the current international monetary system is an ‘anti-system'.
Video clip 3: What de Larosière believes can be done to fix the international monetary ‘anti-system'.
Video clip 4: The risks presented by low interest rates and widespread quantitative easing by central banks.
Video clip 5: The impact persistently low rates will have on financial intermediation.
Video clip 6: The danger eurozone quantitative easing presents to Europe's banking sector.
Video clip 7: Why a fall in the value of the euro will do little to solve Europe's growth challenges and prognosis on Greek debt renegotiations.
De Larosière was speaking after receiving the Central Banking lifetime achievement award for 2015.