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ECFIN Workshop – "Fiscal policy in an uncertain environment"

On Tuesday 29 January 2019, DG ECFIN organised its annual workshop on fiscal policy, dedicated this year to "Fiscal policy in an uncertain environment".

On Tuesday 29 January 2019, DG ECFIN organised its annual workshop on fiscal policy, dedicated this year to "Fiscal policy in an uncertain environment". The workshop was a one-day event with high-profile speakers and discussants from academia and international institutions.

  • financing policy | Economic and Monetary Union | economic policy | euro
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  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Live streaming available

Programme

  1. 29 Jan 2019,
    09:00 AM - 09:00 AM CET

    Registration and welcome coffee

  2. 09:30 AM - 09:45 AM CET

    Introduction – Marco Buti (DG ECFIN)

  3. 09:45 AM - 10:45 AM CET

    KEYNOTE SPEECH:Fiscal Uncertainty and How to Deal With it – Alan J. Auerbach (University of California)

  4. 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM CET

    Coffee break

  5. 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CET

    SESSION I – FACTORS AND FORMS OF UNCERTAINTYChair: Mary Veronica Tovšak Pleterski (DG ECFIN)
    Uncertainty Fluctuations: Measures, Effects and Macroeconomic Policy Challenges - Laurent Ferrara (Banque de France), Stéphane Lhuissier (Banque de France) and Fabien Tripier* (University Paris-Saclay, CEPII)Discussant: Cinzia Alcidi (Centre for European Policy Studies)
    Transmission of Uncertainty Shocks: Learning from Heterogeneous Responses on a Panel of EU Countries - Peter Claeys* (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Bořek Vašíček (European Commission)Discussant: Jacopo Cimadomo (European Central Bank)

  6. 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM CET

    Lunch break

  7. 02:00 PM - 04:45 PM CET

    SESSION II – IMPLICATIONS FOR FISCAL POLICYChair: Lucio Pench (DG ECFIN)
    Signalling Fiscal stress in the Euro Area - a Country-Specific Early Warning System - Pablo Hernández de Cos (Bank of Spain), Christiane Nickel (European Central Bank), Gerrit Koester (European Central Bank) and Enrique Moral-Benito* (Bank of Spain)
    Discussant: Alessandro Turrini (European Commission)
    Long-term Dimension of Fiscal Uncertainty – James Ebdon* (UK Office for budget responsibility)Discussant: Stephanie Pamies (European Commission)
    Fiscal Policy Uncertainty and the Business Cycle: Time Series Evidence from Italy – Alessio Anzuini*, Luca Rossi and Pietro Tommasino (all Bank of Italy)Discussant: Cláudia Braz (Bank of Portugal)

  8. 02:45 PM - 03:15 PM CET

    Coffee break

  9. 04:45 PM - 05:00 PM CET

    Conclusions
    * Speaker

Practical information

When
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Where
Charlemagne building, Room: Lord Jenkins, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
Charlemagne building, Room: Lord Jenkins, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

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