Conference: How much of a fiscal union for the EMU?

  Is a fiscal union is necessary in order to ensure a stable and resilient monetary union? Well, this is in general an important question. Within the EMU, the sovereign debt crisis, Brexit, the migration crisis etc. have stressed the need to find a viable institutional fiscal and monetary framework.   This was the key theme of an interesting conference, entitled "How much of a fiscal union for the EMU?", held at Banco de EspaƱa, Madrid, on May 18-19. The conference was organized by ADEMU (A Dynamic Economic and Monetary Union), an initiative which is part of the Horizon 2020 work programme.  I participated in the conference as a panellist in a debate on the theme "Debt overhang and stabilization policies", chaired by Thomas Cooley (NYU) and based on a paper by Ad van Riet (ECB).  You can read more about the conference (programme, papers, participants etc.) here. All of the photographs taken at the conference have been added to ADEMU's Facebook page and can be seen here and here. A list of recent and upcoming presentations can be seen here and here.

Last updated by: Svend Erik Hougaard Jensen 07/07/2017