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Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture Series

General information

The SNB has established an annual "Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture Series" in memory of the internationally renowned Swiss economist Karl Brunner (1916-1989). The series will feature eminent monetary theory and policy thinkers whose research has been relevant to central banking.

The lectures can be viewed live during the event on Research TV. The Research TV recordings will then be available in the archive. The lectures are available only in their original language.

Press release - Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture Series (16 February 2016)

Swiss National Bank establishes Karl Brunner Lecture Series
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Karl Brunner Centenary

Information on the Karl Brunner Centenary event (22 September 2016)

Why is the SNB introducing a lecture series?
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Why the Karl Brunner Centenary Event?
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Who was Karl Brunner?
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Karl Brunner, Scholar: An Appreciation by Allan H. Meltzer
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Intellectual Origins of the Financial Crisis by Benjamin M. Friedman
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Video recordings of the speeches at the Karl Brunner Centenary are available in the archive.

First Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture by Kenneth S. Rogoff

Documents to the First Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture (22 September 2016)

Introduction of Kenneth S. Rogoff by Thomas J. Jordan
Why is the first award going to Kenneth Rogoff?
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Second Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture by John B. Taylor

Documents to the Second Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture (21 September 2017)

The SNB's Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture Series: John B. Taylor announced as next speaker
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Invitation to the Second Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture (flyer)
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Introduction of John B. Taylor by Thomas J. Jordan
Ideas and Institutions for Monetary Policy Making by John B. Taylor
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