Economists and people interested in economics are kindly invited to attend the open seminars of Eesti Pank. The goal of the open seminars is to promote exchange of ideas between the central bank, the academic community and economic policy institutions.

The program of open seminars was launched in 2000. To date, over 150 economists and experts of Eesti Pank and other institutions have lectured at these seminars.

Due to limited space and the bank’s security rules, participants are asked to register to the seminar electronically through the registration link under Eesti Pank’s calendar by the date indicated in the invitation. For further information about registration, please contact Mrs Eve Mägin by phone +(00) 372 668 0758 or by e-mail eve.magin [at]

Open seminars of Eesti Pank in 2017

Date and
Lecturer (institution) and topic   
  Coming lectures
1 June
Olympia Bover (Banco de España)
Some results on household subjective probabilities of future house prices
21 July Előd Takáts (BIS)
Topic to be confirmed
  Previous seminars
27 April Karl Taylor (University of Sheffield)
Savings, expectations and financial hardship
30 March Mariarosaria Comunale (Bank of Lithuania)
Current account and REER misalignments in Central Eastern EU countries: an update using the macroeconomic balance approach
16 February Anna Pestova (NRU HSE and CMASE, Russia/Center for Macroeconomic Analysis and Short-Term Forecasting)
On the economic effect of Western sanctions on Russia
13 February Tuomas Malinen (University of Helsinki)
To default or not: The aftermath of sovereign defaults and IMF austerity programs during economic crises
10 February Paul Hubert (OFCE - Sciences Po)
Does Monetary Policy generate Asset Price Bubbles? (co-authored with Christophe Blot and Fabien Labondance)
12 January Prof Barry Eichengreen (University of California)
Ragnar Nurkse and the International Financial Architecture
(2017 Professor Ragnar Nurkse Memorial Lecture)

The schedule is updated regularly. To subscribe for seminar invitations, please contact Mrs Liina Kulu by phone +372 668 0806 or by e-mail liina.kulu [at]