5th Global Policy Research Symposium to Advance Financial Literacy


18 May 2018 OECD Conference Centre, Paris

Effective financial education for sustainable and inclusive growth

The symposium will mark the 10th anniversary of the creation of the OECD International Network on Financial Education (OECD/INFE). For the occasion, the symposium will focus on policy and academic research looking at the relationship between financial education policies and broad economic, financial and social outcomes, including its role in supporting sustainable and inclusive growth. 


The symposium will be opened by the OECD Secretary-General, Mr. Ángel Gurría, with a key note speech from Mr. Pier Carlo Padoan, Minister of Economy and Finance of Italy.  It will be attended by high-level international researchers, officials and experts from ministries of finance and education, central banks, regulatory and supervisory authorities, officials of state governments and international organisations, NGOs, and representatives from the academic community, private and civil sectors.


This event is co-organised by the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Centre (GFLEC) and the OECD International Network on Financial Education (OECD/INFE).


Participation is by invitation only.


Confirmed speakers

Ángel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General
Pier Carlo Padoan, Minister of Economy and Finance, Italy
Claudia-Maria Buch, Vice-President of the Deutsche Bundesbank
B.P. Kanungo, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India
Johnny Noe Ravalo
, Assistant Governor, Central Bank of the Philippines
Armenak Darbinyan
, Board Member, Central Bank of Armenia
Tirta Segara
, Member of the Board of Commissioners, Indonesian Financial Services Authority
Jane Rooney
, Financial Literacy Leader, Canada
Charles Counsell
, Chief Executive Officer, Money Advice Service, UK
David Bholat, Senior Economist, Bank of England
Katherine Carman
, Economist, RAND, United States
Elsa Fornero, Professor of Economics, University of Turin, Italy
Laura Higgins, Senior Executive Leader, Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Lukas Menkhoff
, Head of International Economics, German Institute for Economic Research
Annamaria Lusardi
, Academic Director, Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center, US
Olaf Simonse
, Head of the Moneywise Platform, Ministry of Finance of the Netherlands
Anna Zelentsova
, Strategic Coordinator, National Financial Education and Financial Literacy Project, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
Flore-Anne Messy, Head of the Financial Affairs Division, OECD
Romina Boarini
, Co-ordinator of the OECD Inclusive Growth Initiative
Miles Larbey, Head of Financial Consumer Protection Unit, OECD

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