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02/03/2012 - 03/03/2012 : Fiscal Policy in the Aftermath of the Financial Crisis

Conference jointly organised by DG-ECFIN, ECARES, Indiana University, University of Missouri & the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control-JEDC

Date & location

2-3 March 2012 - Brussels, Belgium


EU Commission - Salle Jean Rey, Berlaymont Building (BERL), rue de la Loi 200, 1049 Brussels

Key objective

The idea of the conference is to bring together economists who have recently contributed to new developments in fiscal policy, especially in areas such as fiscal stimuli in financial crises, sustainable fiscal policy in currency unions, the modelling of sovereign risk premia and their effects on the real economy, the link between government debt and interest rates for the private sector, moral hazard and bailouts in monetary unions, fiscal limits and empirical DSGE models of fiscal policy.

Pre-conference dinner for speakers and discussants

Thursday 1 March 2012 (Silken Berlaymont Hotel from 19h30 onwards – please contact the reception desk at the hotel for further details)


Robert Kollmann (ECARES), Eric Leeper (Indiana University), Chris Otrok (University of Missouri & JEDC editor) & Werner Roeger (DG ECFIN)

Practical arrangements

See attached document for details regarding transport links; accommodation issues; directions from the hotel to the conference venue; specific security requirements; as well as details regarding the conference dinner.


Conference programme

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