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October 3rd 2013
The Barcelona Graduate School of Economics inaugurates the 2013-2014 academic year

Otmar Issing

The Barcelona Graduate School of Economics inaugurated the 2013-14 academic year on September 25 at CaixaForum, home of board member institution "La Caixa" Savings Bank. Ramon Marimon, Professor of the Department of Economics and Business and Chairman of the Barcelona GSE Board of Trustees, presided over the ceremony.

The opening ceremony featured a lecture by Otmar Issing, Chairman of the Center for Financial Studies in Frankfurt (Germany) and one of the architects of the Euro.

In his lecture, Professor Issing spoke on the monetary policy challenges facing central banks around the world. His talk was informed by his years of experience as Chief Economist and Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank.

In addition to the inaugural lecture by Professor Issing, the Opening Ceremony was an opportunity for several key members of the Barcelona GSE community to welcome the new students, including: Antoni Bosch, Professor of the Department of Economics and Business and Vicerector for Finance and Strategic Projects of the UPF; Montse Farell, Professor of the Department of Economics and Economic History and Vicerector for Economy and Organization of the UAB; and Barcelona GSE Board members Mr. Jordi Gual, Chief Economist at “la Caixa” and Mr. Antoni Castellà, Catalan Secretary for Universities and Research.

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