The war in our neighboring country has turned the financial world upside down. As a result, the foreign exchange market developments became today’s dominant issue. The dollar has been strengthening spectacularly, recently reaching a 20-year high, while the euro has hit an all-time low. Which currencies could be affected by a possible currency crisis? What is the future of the euro area and what are the arguments for and against leaving the eurozone?


6.00 – 7.00 PM Moderated discussion

  • Dr. Tuomas Malinen, CEO, GnS Economics
  • Moderator: Dr. Géza Sebestyén, Head of Economic Policy Center, MCC

7:00 – 7:20 PM Q&A

Dr. PhD (econ.) Tuomas Malinen is CEO of GnS Economics, a Helsinki-based macroeconomic consultancy, and an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Helsinki. He has studied economics also at New York University. Professor Malinen studied economic crises for 10 years and economic growth for 15 years in the academia. Currently he provides forecasts and analyses on the world economy to investors and companies. He is frequently interviewed by the international media.

Dr. Géza Sebestyén was previously a lecturer at the Kodolányi János College, the University of Szeged and the Corvinus University of Budapest. He has also held positions such as Director of Research at the OECONOMUS Economic Research Foundation, Board member of MKB Venture Capital Fund Management, and Member of the Advisory Board of the Pallas Athéné Domus Scientiae Foundation. Géza Sebestyén is a qualified mathematician and economist who has taught as a visiting fellow at the mathematics training courses of the Munich Business School in Germany, the Azerbaijan Stock Exchange, ESSCA in France, the International Banking School, WU Vienna, the World Bank, Selye János University in Révkomárom (2003-2005) and ELTE University. He obtained his PhD degree from Corvinus University of Budapest, his research topic was dynamic stochastic banking asset resource management. He is co-author of several textbooks in English and Hungarian and has published about 20 scientific papers. His academic articles are regularly published in Macronome, but he has also published on the websites Index, Portfolio and Növekedé