Robert A. Mundell was a member of the Johns Hopkins SAIS international economics faculty and taught at SAIS Europe for four years, during the period 1959-2001. Much of his pioneering work in monetary dynamics and optimum currency areas, which resulted in his Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science in 1999, was conducted during his time in Bologna. Professor Mundell plans to return to SAIS Europe for this special occasion.
This event is the part of the annual four-part series of the Johns Hopkins SAIS Global Risk Conference, intended for a non-technical audience. The Conference aims to engage policy and professional communities with scholarship emerging from the school's Master of Arts in Global Risk.
Vitor Constancio was Vice President of the European Central Bank from June 2010 to May 2018.
From February 2000 to May 2010 he held positions at the Central Bank of Portugal, where he was Director of the Economics Department, Deputy Governor and then Governor of the Banco de Portugal, and consequently a member of the ECB Governing Council. Before being appointed as Governor of the Banco de Portugal, he was Executive Director of the Banco Português de Investimento (1995-2000). As a member of the Portuguese Government, he was Secretary of State for the Budget and Planning from 1974 -76 and Finance Minister from 1977-78.
Constancio graduated in Economics from the Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa. He was Assistant Professor at the Lisbon School of Economics and Management (ISEG), University of Lisbon, from 1968 to 1973 and teaching coordinator for the Master´s degree in Monetary Policy, from 1989 to June 2010. He is currently President of the School Council at ISEG and Professor of the Master's degree in Banking and Financial Regulation at the School of Economics, University of Navarra, Madrid. Constancio is also a member of their respective Advisory Boards.