Peter Praet, member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB), discussed monetary policy issues currently confronting the euro area on December 9, 2014.
Praet has been a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank since 2011. Prior to joining the ECB, he was the executive director of the National Bank of Belgium between 2000 and 2011. Between 2002 and 2011, he was also a member of the Management Committee of the Belgian Banking, Finance, and Insurance Commission (CBFA). Praet served as chief of cabinet for the Belgian minister of finance from 1999 to 2000, as chief economist of Générale de Banque and Fortis Bank from 1988 to 1999, as professor of economics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles from 1980 to 1987, and as an economist at the International Monetary Fund from 1978 to 1980.