Conference "Rethinking Fiscal Policy after the Crisis"


Location and time:  Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava; 9:00 - 18:00 hod.

The Council for Budget Responsibility is pleased to announce that a fiscal policy conference „Rethinking Fiscal Policy after the Crisis“ that is going to take place on September 10-11, 2015 in the Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel in Bratislava.

About the conference:

The Great Recession has undoubtedly brought a lot of challenges into economic policymaking. Unconventional monetary policy, sovereign debt restructuring, macro¬prudential policy or for example secular stagnation are all concepts which were regarded as "exotic" before the crisis. Majority of the profession thought of these as pure theoretical possibilities, without high relevance for developed countries. As a consequence, many policymakers were forced to adopt quick and untested measures. These trial-and-error or learning-by-doing methods were sometimes successful, but not always reached the desired outcomes. The main objective of the conference organized by the Council for Budget Responsibility is to look back and draw the most important lessons from the crisis for fiscal policy making. We are interested in analysing the impact of the Great Recession in three broad areas: theory, institutional set up and policy.

Key note speakers:
Eric Leeper
(Indiana University)

Charles Wyplosz
(Graduate Insititute, Geneva)

Additional information: Preliminary Programme

Gallery: Rethinking Fiscal Policy after the Crisis (11.09.2015)