The Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) of the Commission of the European Union is organising a research conference on “Business Cycles and Growth in Europe” on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th October, 2004 in Brussels. The conference will be organized around the following four themes. Session chairs are in parenthesis.
(1)EU-US differences and commonalities in business cycles and growth
(Michael Artis, EUI, Florence)
(2)The international transmission of business cycles
(Marianne Baxter, BU, Cambridge MA)
(3)Business cycles and growth: Theory and evidence for old and new member states
(Patrick Francois, UBC, Vancouver)
(4)Cycles in Europe: What do we know?
(Lucrezia Reichlin, ULB, Brussels)
The conference is open for public attendance. The Commission is unable, however, to cover any cost. Those who plan to attend should send an e-mail by September 1 to Lars Jonung