EUROFRAME Conference June 2012







The euro area in crisis: challenges for monetary and fiscal policies, and prospects for monetary union


Friday, 8 June 2012, Kiel, Germany


The EUROFRAME group of research institutes (CASE, CPB, DIW, ESRI, ETLA, IfW, NIESR, OFCE, PROMETEIA, WIFO) will hold its ninth annual Conference on Economic Policy Issues in the European Union in Kiel on 8 June 2012. The aim of the conference is to provide an economic forum for debate on economic policy issues relevant in the European context.

The Conference will focus on Policy challenges and prospects for the euro area in the context of the current sovereign debt crisis.




Programme (05.06.2012)



Please click on the graphic to download a .pdf-version of the programme.

Conference Papers


Several conference papers are already available. There will be more over the next days as well as an updated programme.


To download papers, please click on the session and then on the paper title.


8.00 - 8.45




8.45 - 9.00

Opening Addresses

Dennis Snower, IfW,

Catherine Mathieu, EUROFRAME and OFCE

9.00 - 10.40

Plenary Session

What governance for the euro area?

10.40 - 11.00

Coffee break

11.00 - 13.00

Session 1.

Fiscal policy

Session 2.

Financial issues

Session 3.

Real exchange rate issues

13.00 - 14.00



14.00 - 16.00

Session 4.

Fiscal rules

Session 5.

Monetary policy

Session 6.

Debt sustainability

16.00 - 16.20

Coffee break

16.20 - 18.20




Should you need further information please contact Catherine Mathieu.


Registration Form



 Please complete the registration form and send it back preferably by e-mail to Sandra Martini before May 18th 2012





Accommodation and Transportation


Participants are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements.


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KielExx timetable

Hamburg Airport - Kiel timetables


Kielius timetable



Call for papers:


Contributions should address issues related to: How to solve the sovereign debt crisis? Lessons learnt from the crisis so far? Is there a need for less or more solidarity in the EU? A new role for the ECB? What conduct of fiscal policies? Does the euro area need fiscal federalism or fiscal rules? What are the prospects for the euro area as a whole? Should some countries leave the euro area? Should there be a three-speed EU? What kind of reforms to the institutional framework are necessary? How should the EU financial system be reformed? Will Europe 2020 deliver its goals? How can Europe achieve a better growth path?

Abstracts should be submitted until 12 March by e-mail to Catherine Mathieu. Abstracts (2 pages) should mention: title of communication, name(s) of the author(s), affiliation, corresponding author’s e-mail address, postal address, telephone number.
Corresponding authors will be informed of the decision of the scientific committee by mid April.
Full papers should be received by e-mail by 21 May.

The full Call for Papers is available here to download.



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