Group of Thirty
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The Group of Thirty, often abbreviated to G30, is an international body of leading financiers and academics which aims to deepen understanding of economic and financial issues and to examine consequences of decisions made in the public and private sectors related to these issues. Topical areas within the interest of the group include:
- Foreign exchange, currency, etc.
- International capital markets
- International financial institutions
- Central banks and supervision of financial services and markets
- Macroeconomic issues such as product and labor markets, etc.
The group consists of thirty members and includes the heads of major private banks and central banks, as well as members from academia and international institutions. It holds two full meetings each year and also organises seminars, symposia, and study groups. It is based in Washington, D.C.
The Group of Thirty was founded in 1978 by Geoffrey Bell at the initiative of the Rockefeller Foundation, which also provided initial funding for the body. Its first chairman was Johannes Witteveen, the former managing director of the International Monetary Fund. The G30's current Chairman is Jean-Claude Trichet. Its current Chairman of the Board of Trustees is Jacob Frenkel, and Paul Volcker is Chairman Emeritus.
The Bellagio Group, formed by Austrian economist Fritz Machlup, was the immediate predecessor to the Group of Thirty. It first met in 1963, to investigate international currency problems, particularly the balance of payments crisis which America faced throughout the early 1960s.
Work Programs 
The Group of Thirty establishes study groups to analyze issues of particular or systemic importance to the global financial markets. Study group membership is typically broader than that of the G30, comprising experts in the specific field from the regulatory, financial and academic communities, and chaired by a leading figure. Currently the Group of Thirty’s Work Program is focused on Investment Time Horizons. The project is led by a Steering Committee with Guillermo Ortiz (Chair), Adair Turner, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, and Axel A. Weber.The project focuses on the challenges ahead for the future sources and supply of long-term finance for banks, insurance companies, pension funds, and other actors in the financial markets.
Toward Effective Governance of Financial Institutions 
The previous working group focused on Corporate Governance. Drawing lessons from the financial crisis, the G30 called on boards of directors to do far more to strengthen governance in the newly released report, Toward Effective Governance of Financial Institutions. The report  stressed that values influence the behavior of those with governance responsibilities and the key to reform is to promote changes in the ways in which these individuals think about their responsibilities.
Macroprudential Policy: Addressing the Things We Don’t Know 
In the Group of Thirty's latest occasional paper, "Macroprudential Policy: Addressing the Things We Don’t Know", Alastair Clark and Sir Andrew Large outline ten chief considerations that remain as national authorities address macroprudential policy. The authors speak to the need for a clear institutional focus of authority, address the tensions between macroprudential policy and other regulatory policies, and urge the development of effective policy tools, as well as appropriate transparency and accountability.
The 2008 Financial Crisis and Its Aftermath: Addressing the Next Debt Challenge 
In June 2011, The Group of Thirty released The 2008 Financial Crisis and It's Aftermath: Addressing the Next Debt Challenge. This report examines the most recent developments in the 2008 Financial Crisis, including the causes, responses and the future outlook for the United States and other markets.
Enhancing Financial Stability and Resilience: Macroprudential Policy, Tools and Systems for the Future. 
The Working Group on Macroprudential Policy published Enhancing Financial Stability and Resilience: Macroprudential Policy, Tools and Systems for the Future  in late 2010. The report calls on public officials to empower systemic financial regulators with new tools to enhance economic stability and potentially lessen the severity of future economic crises. These tools would address leverage, liquidity, credit and supervision. The report underscores the fact that while policy action may be difficult and controversial, robust action is necessary.
Other Publications 
Some recent publications released by the G30 are
- Policies for Stabilization and Growth in Small Very Open Economies, by DeLisle Worrell
- The Long-term Outlook for the European Project and the Single Currency, by Jacques de Larosiere
- Toward Effective Governance of Financial Institutions, by G30 Working Group
- Annual Report 2010-2011, by The Group of Thirty
- Three Years Later: Unfinished Business in Financial Reform, by Paul Volcker
The current members of the Group of Thirty are:
- Paul Volcker – Chairman Emeritus; former Chairman of President Barack Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board; former Chairman of the Federal Reserve
- Jacob A. Frenkel – Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chairman of JPMorgan Chase International; former Chairman, Bank of Israel
- Jean-Claude Trichet – Chairman, Former President, European Central Bank; Honorary Governor, Banque de France
- Geoffrey L. Bell – Executive Secretary; President Geoffrey Bell and Associates; Former Advisor, Bank of Venezuela
- Leszek Balcerowicz – Professor, Warsaw School of Economics; Former President, National Bank of Poland
- Mark Carney – Governor, Bank of Canada; Member, Board of Directors, Bank for International Settlements; Chairman, Financial Stability Board
- Jaime Caruana – General Manager, Bank for International Settlements; Former Governor, Banco de Espana
- Domingo Cavallo – Chairman and CEO, DFC Associates, LLC; Former Minister of Economy, Argentina
- E. Gerald Corrigan – Managing Director, Goldman Sachs, former President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
- Guillermo de la Dehesa – Director, Grupo Santander; Former Deputy Director, Banco de Espana
- Mario Draghi – President, European Central Bank; Former Chairman, Financial Stability Board; former Governor, Banca d'Italia
- William Dudley – President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Former Partner and Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
- Martin Feldstein – Professor of Economics, Harvard University; President Emeritus, National Bureau of Economic Research
- Roger Ferguson – President and Chief Executive Officer, TIAA-CREF; Former Chairman, Swiss Re America Holding Corporation
- Stanley Fischer – Governor, Bank of Israel; Former First Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
- Arminio Fraga Neto – Founding Partner, Gávea Investimentos; Former Governor of the Central Bank of Brazil
- Gerd Häusler – CEO, Bayerisch Landesbank; Former Managing Director and Member of the Advisory Board, Lazard and Company
- Philipp Hildebrand – Senior Visiting Fellow, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University; Former Chairman of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank
- Mervyn Allister King – Governor of the Bank of England; Former Professor, London School of Economics; Fellow, The British Academy
- Paul Krugman – Professor of Economics, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University; Former Member, Council of Economic Advisors
- Guillermo Ortiz Martínez – President and Chairman, Grupo Finaciero Banorte; Former Governor, Banco de México; Chairman of the Board, Bank for International Settlements
- Raghuram G. Rajan – Chief Economist, Ministry of Finance (India); Professor of Economics, Chicago Booth School of Business; Economic Advisor to Prime Minister of India
- Kenneth Rogoff – Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Harvard University; Former Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund
- Tharman Shanmugaratnam – Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister for Finance and Manpower, Singapore; Chairman, Monetary Authority of Singapore
- Masaaki Shirakawa – Governor, Bank of Japan; Former Professor, Kyoto University School of Government
- Lawrence Summers – Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University; Former Director, National Economic Council; Former President, Harvard University; Former US Treasury Secretary
- Lord Adair Turner – Chairman, Financial Services Authority; Member of the United Kingdom House of Lords
- Sir David Walker – Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley International, Inc.; Former Chairman, Securities and Investments Board; Chairman, Barclays Bank PLC
- Axel A. Weber – Chairman, UBS; Visiting Professor of Economics, Chicago Booth School of Business
- Yutaka Yamaguchi – Former Deputy Governor, Bank of Japan; Former Chairman, Euro Currency Standing Commission
- Ernesto Zedillo – Director, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, Yale University, and Former President of Mexico
- Zhou Xiaochuan – Governor, People's Bank of China; Former President, Chinese Construction Bank; Former Asst. Minister of Foreign Trade
Senior Members 
- Abdlatif Al-Hamad – Chairman, Arab Fund for Economic Development; Former Minister of Finance and Planning, Kuwait
Emeritus members 
- Richard A. Debs – Former President, Morgan Stanley International; Former COO, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
- Jacques de Larosière – President, Eurofi; Conseiller, BNP Paribas; Former Director, International Monetary Fund
- Gerhard Fels – Former Director, Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft; Member, UN Committee for Development Planning
- Toyoo Gyohten – President, Institute for International Monetary Affairs; Former Chairman, Bank of Tokyo
- John G. Heimann – Senior Advisor, Financial Stability Institute; Former Comptroller of the Currency, United States
- Erik Hoffmeyer – Chairman, Politiken-Fonden; Former Chairman of the Board, Danmarks National Bank
- Peter Kenen – Professor of Economics, Princeton University; Former Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
- William McDonough – Former President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
- Shijuro Ogata – Deputy Chairman, the Trilateral Commission; Former Deputy Governor, Bank of Japan
- Sylvia Ostry – Research Fellow, Center for International Studies; Former Ambassador for Trade Negotiations, Canada
- William R. Rhodes – President and CEO, William R. Rhodes Global Advisors; Senior Advisor, Citigroup, Inc.
- Ernest Stern – Senior Advisor, The Rohatyn Group; Former Managing Director; The World Bank
- Marina v N. Whitman – Professor of Business Administration & Public Policy, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan; Former Member, Council of Economic Advisors
Other former members 
Other former members include:
- The Former Federal Reserve chairman, Alan Greenspan
- Wilfried Guth – Former Spokesmen of the Board of Managing Directors, Deutsche Bank
- Austrian-American economist, Fritz Machlup
- Former deputy Bank of England governor, Rupert Pennant-Rea
- Former Bundesbank President, Karl Otto Pöhl
- Former Kennedy-era treasury official, Robert Roosa
- Lord Richardson of Duntisbourne – former Honorary Chairman
- Former President of the European Monetary Institute, Alexandre Lamfalussy
- Current Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India, Montek Singh Ahluwalia
See also 
- Corporate governance
- Economic stability
- Financial regulation
- Global financial system
- International economics
- International finance
- Macroprudential policy
- Monetary policy
- Karen Epper Hoffman (March 25, 2005). "G30 Members Discuss Critical Concerns For American Corporations". AFP Online. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007.
- Gottfried Haberler. "Fritz Machlup: In Memoriam" (PDF). Cato Journal. Cato Institute.