The Age of Central Bank Experimentation

This publication, part of AICGS’ 30th anniversary Symposium, focuses on the increasingly public role central banks play in the twenty-first century.  It asks important questions, including: Do central banks have a role in spurring growth? How dangerous are the experiments being undertaken by central banks of all major advanced economies? What choices do central bankers have in the present economic and political environment? How long will advanced economies depend on unconventional monetary policies?

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Alexander Privitera

Alexander Privitera is a Non-Resident Fellow at AICGS. He focuses primarily on Germany’s European policies and their impact on relations between the United States and Europe. Previously, Mr. Privitera was the Washington-based correspondent for the leading German news channel, N24. As a journalist, over the past two decades he has been posted to Berlin, Bonn, Brussels, and Rome. Mr. Privitera was born in Rome, Italy, and holds a degree in Political Science (International Relations and Economics) from La Sapienza University in Rome.