This issue of Papeles de Economía Española seeks to provide an initial overview of the main changes that banking and, more broadly, the financial system, have undergone as a result of the pandemic and the new horizon that is opening up as the worst effects and restrictions derived from the pandemic subside. The analysis devotes special attention to the Spanish financial sector. The overview focuses on both supply and demand, and many institutional, regulatory and monetary policy issues are covered.
11 a.m. PRESENTATION
Carlos Ocaña, CEO of Funcas
José Ignacio Goirigolzarri, Chairman of CaixaBank
11.30am ROUND TABLE: "MONETARY POLICY, BANKING SECTOR AND FINANCIAL CHALLENGES"
"Monetary policy in the Eurozone before COVID-19"
Rafael Doménech, BBVA Research and University of Valencia
"The Spanish banking sector in the aftermath of the pandemic: heading towards the platforms"
Santiago Carbó, University of Granada and Funcas
"Digital currencies: what should the role of central banks be?"
José García Montalvo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Moderator: Francisco Rodríguez Fernández, University of Granada and Funcas