The Bank of Finland Institute for Emerging Economies (BOFIT) started its operations on September 1, 1991. During the past 30 years the scope of BOFIT activities has changed somewhat, but commitment to high-quality analysis and research has remained the same. To celebrate the occasion, we are organizing 30th Anniversary Conference of BOFIT on November 9, 2021 in hybrid form.


(all times Eastern European Standard Time / UTC+2)

9:30 Opening of the conference “BOFIT at 30” (Speech)
Governor Olli Rehn (Bank of Finland)

9:45 High-level panel on digital central bank currency “Digital currencies around the world – what are the policy implications?”

Chair: Governor Olli Rehn (Bank of Finland)
Member of the Executive Board Fabio Panetta (European Central Bank) (Presentation)
Governor Elvira Nabiullina (Bank of Russia)
Governor Yi Gang (People’s Bank of China) (Speech)

11:15 Coffee break

11:45 Keynote address: Global Value Chains as a Lever in the Net Zero Transition (Presentation)
Chair: Member of the Board Tuomas Välimäki (Bank of Finland)
Chief economist Erik Berglöf (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank)

12:45 Lunch break

13:45 Academic session “Intersection of politics and economic outcomes”
Chair: Head of Research Iikka Korhonen (BOFIT, Bank of Finland)

Sanctions: Theory, Quantative Evidence and Policy Implications (Presentation)
Director Gabriel Felbermayr (Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO))

Banking and politics in Russia (Presentation)
Senior Adviser Zuzana Fungáčová (BOFIT, Bank of Finland)

Discussant: Professor Nauro Campos (University College London) (Presentation)

15:15 End of the conference