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Douglas A. Rediker and Nicolas Véron to Speak at The Economist's Buttonwood Gathering

October 28, 2013

Contact:    Brian Reil    (202) 454-1334

Douglas A. Rediker and Nicolas Véron, visiting fellows at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, will participate in The Economist's fifth annual Buttonwood Gathering on October 29–30 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. The Buttonwood Gathering, which is the name of The Economist's flagship conference on economics and finance, will focus on challenges facing the global economy posed by recent changes in financial markets, as well as demographic, technological, and economic shifts.

Douglas A. Rediker will participate in a panel discussion on the risks facing financial markets and the global economy at 7:30 pm on October 29, to be moderated by The Economist editor John Micklethwait.

Earlier on October 29, Nicolas Véron will participate on a panel focusing on Europe's troubled banks and their relationship to sovereign balance sheets, raising the issue of the costs to taxpayers, shareholders, bondholders, and depositors. Zanny Minton Beddoes, The Economist's economic editor, will moderate the 3:00 pm panel discussion.

The Buttonwood Gathering is open to press. For media registration, please contact Anabella Tinoco at anabellatinoco@economist.com or (212) 698-9734.

About the Experts

Douglas A. Rediker has been a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute since March 2013. Before joining the Institute, Rediker represented the United States on the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 2010 to 2012.

Nicolas Véron, visiting fellow since October 2009, is also a senior fellow at Bruegel, a Brussels-based economic policy think tank he cofounded in 2002–04. In September 2012 he was included in Bloomberg Markets's annual 50 Most Influential list.

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