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The webinar will bring together world-class experts from academia, international organisations and financial markets. After an introduction by Cssr Gentiloni, Pablo Hernández de Cos (Banca de España) will give the keynote speech and Frank Smets (ECB) will introduce the main findings of the ECB’s monetary policy review with a special focus on fiscal- and monetary interaction. Elga Bartsch (BlackRock Investment Institute), Agnès Benassy-Quéré (DGTrésor and Paris School of Economics), Carlo Cottarelli (Catholic University of Milan) and Sayuri Shirai (Keio University) will then exchange views on the key questions of the policy-mix in a panel discussion.


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Agenda

  • 3 Gruodis: 15.00 - 15.15 (Europe/Brussels)

    Introduction – Paolo Gentiloni (European Commission)

  • 3 Gruodis: 15.15 - 15.45

    Keynote speech - Pablo Hernández de Cos (Banco de España)

  • 3 Gruodis: 15.45 - 16.05

    Main findings of ECB’s monetary policy review – Frank Smets (ECB)

  • 3 Gruodis: 16.05 - 17.30

    High-level panel followed by QnA
    Moderator: Declan Costello (European Commission)
    Panellists

    • Elga Bartsch (BlackRock Investment Institute)
    • Agnès Benassy-Quéré (DGTrésor and Paris School of Economics)
    • Carlo Cottarelli (Catholic University of Milan)
    • Sayuri Shirai (Keio University)

    Questions for panellists:

    • What are the main lessons learned from the policy mix in the euro area the last decades?
    • Do fiscal policy and monetary policy need to be better coordinated in EMU? If yes, which institutional changes in in the set-up of EMU are needed and which fields should be considered?
    • Looking ahead, what are the key challenges for the policy mix in the euro area?
  • 3 Gruodis: 17.30 - 17.45

    Conclusions – Lucio Pench (European Commission)

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When
3 December 2021, 15.00 - 17.45 (CET)