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The Group of Thirty designs solutions that enhance financial and economic stability.

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The Group of Thirty aims to deepen understanding of international economic and financial issues, to explore the international repercussions of decisions taken in the public and private sectors, and to examine the choices available to market practitioners and policymakers.

Influential

The work of the Group of Thirty impacts the current and future structure of the global financial system by delivering actionable recommendations directly to the private and public policymaking communities.

Our Latest Publications

Annual Report 2012-2013

The 2012-2013 Annual Report covers the Group's activities during fiscal years 2012 and 2013, which comprises July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013. The Sections include a full membership list, as well as a description of the G30's meetings, events, and publications.

 

A New Paradigm: Financial Institution Boards and Supervisors

In its latest report, the G30 Working Group on Banking Supervision provides recommendations designed to enhance the overall effectiveness of financial institution supervision by identifying specific initiatives and processes to assist supervisors directly in discharge of their responsibilities and to promote alignment of boardroom expectations and responses to such initiatives and processes.

 

How Poland’s EU Membership Helped Transform its Economy

President of the National Bank of Poland and former Polish Minister of Finance, Marek Belka, looks at both Poland’s integration process into the European Union and the post-accession years. Belka concludes that Poland growth, stability, and competitiveness were fostered in large part by its membership in the EU.

 

 

Debt, Money, and Mephistopheles: How Do We Get Out of This Mess.

Adapted from his speech at the Cass Business School, Adair Turner, Chairman of the Financial Services Authority, discusses causes that contributed to the financial crisis and post crisis recession.  Turner argues that central bank and government policymakers need to consider radical policy options to avoid sustained deflation and many years of below potential growth.

 

 

A New Paradigm Translations

  • The Group of Thirty is happy to announce the release of our latest report, A New Paradigm: Financial Institution Boards and Supervisors, in Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, and Spanish.

Pulling from 60 interviews in 15 countries, the report finds that it is time to establish a new paradigm for the interaction between financial institution boards and supervisors, built on mutual trust and transparency.

 

The report is available for purchase or download here.

 

Members in the News

  • Turner on Credit-Fueled Growth
  • November 10, 2014
  • Adair Turner, Senior Fellow at the Institue for New Economic Thinking, writes on the end of Germany's credit-fueled expansion, and the dangers of attempting to continue credit backed growth. Turner concludes that stimulating growth and increasing inflation without generating higher private or public leverage is critical, and that the only way to do so is to run increased fiscal deficits, permanently financed by central-bank money. According to Turner, growth fueled by increases in leverage only delays the problem and makes it worse in the end.
  • Feldstein on Mexico's Energy Reforms
  • October 28, 2014
  • Martin Feldstein, Professor of Economics at Harvard University, writes in Project Syndicate that Mexico is poised to become Latin America's economic star in the coming decade. Reorganization of state-owned energy companies will accelerate technological acquisition and help Mexico access untapped resources. The engery reforms will also allow Mexico to accesslow-cost gas from Canada, potentially resulting in a 20% decrease in electricty costs for Mexican manufacturers.
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