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The inversion of the US Treasury curve is associated with an exceptionally low term premium. Evaluating yield-curve signals is therefore complicated by compressed term premium. It might be useful to look at other indicators – financial cycle measures have been shown to predict future recession better than the term spread for a panel of countries. We will also discuss:

  • Why are interest rates so low? Who is to blame?
  • What do the economic schools tell us (Austrians, Keynesians, Monetarists)?
  • Which theory has made the most accurate predictions (as experienced ‘live’ in the frontline of a bank treasury)?
  • What is the impact on banks?
  • What can and should the central bank do?


Dr. Dora Xia: Economist, Monetary and Economic Department, Bank for International Settlements (BIS)
PD Dr. Andreas Blöchlinger: chief risk officer at Swisscanto Invest by Zürcher Kantonalbank

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  • Yield curve inversion, recession risks & negative rates
     13. November 2019
     18:00 - 19:30


CS Forum St. Peter - Auditorium, St. Peterstrasse 19, 8001, Switzerland

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