In 2007 the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) set up a network of public finance economists working in public administrations. The main aim of the network is to facilitate an exchange of views amongst practitioners on policy relevant issues and thereby deepen the analysis in the area of public finances. The network works through holding annual meetings organised by DG ECFIN, where participants present their work and their views not constrained by official positions. The targeted participants are staff working on budget planning and analysis in the national administrations and central banks.
On 10 February 2015 DG ECFIN organize the ninth meeting of the Network of public finance economists in public administration. The meeting is mainly devoted to the impact of inflation on fiscal policy. This discussion will include attemps to assess the impact of inflation on debt reduction as well as consolidation strategies under a low inflation environment. The aim is to find best practices, which could feed into policy advice in the future. Additionally, participants will discuss on contingent liabilities in order to better understand how they could impact fiscal policy and to share good management practices.
Public finance economists from the public sector.