The State of Fiscal Resilience – How Prepared Is Europe for Future Crises?

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EconPol Annual Conference 2021

Annual Conference of the european research network Econpol on fiscal policy for the post-covid era: US vs. EU

How resilient is Europe’s fiscal framework to other future crises after COVID-19? This question is at the heart of this year’s EconPol Europe’s annual conference to be held virtually on 13 and 14 October. EconPol Europe – The European Network for Economic and Fiscal Policy Research – is a unique collaboration of 14 policy-oriented university and non-university research institutes, including ZEW. For the fifth time, the conference brings together expert network members from across Europe with politicians, policymakers, researchers, and journalists.

The conference opens with a keynote address and is followed by a panel debate on fiscal policy for the post-covid era: US vs. EU, with renowned experts Olivier Blanchard, Debora Revoltella, Claudia Sahm, and Maarten Verwey. The following sessions have an academic focus. Leading economists from the EconPol network present their latest research on such highly topical issues as climate policy and (fair) international taxation. In a panel on the second day of the conference, ZEW economist Dr. Sebastian Blesse presents a survey experiment among German citizens and politicians on the question whether misinformation undermines political competition. Participation is free of charge.

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