European Savings and Retail Banking Group (ESBG) invites you to the fourth edition of ESBG Spotlight, monthly event series focusing on current burning topics and issues in the field of European financial services.
This session will focus on the status of the Banking Union and the Capital Markets Union and their implementation. Lucio Vinhas de Souza, Head of Economics Team at European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), European Commission, will review what has already been completed and what further measures are needed to tackle the remaining risks in the banking sector.
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Lúcio VINHAS DE SOUZA was invited to join the EPSC from Moody's in New York, USA, where he was until March 2015 Managing Director and Chief Economist. Before that, he coordinated the economic analysis and forecasting for Developed Economies at the World Bank in Washington, where he co-authored the flagship “Global Economic Prospects” publication. Previously, Dr. VINHAS DE SOUZA was Head of the Russia and Belarus Desk at the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) of the European Commission, and before that he was Coordinator of Research Area at the Kiel Institute for World Economics in Germany. His first work experience was as an international economist at the United Nations Secretariat in New York.
Dr. VINHAS DE SOUZA has been a visiting researcher and visiting fellow at a number of institutions, including the Central Banks of Estonia and Germany, the New Economic School in Moscow and the European Centre for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics in Brussels. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and Master and Bachelor degrees in economics from the New University of Lisbon in Portugal.