Second EUROFRAME Conference


(by invitation only)


Growth Prospects for the Euro Area


29th of November 2002

Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Berlin

Königin-Luise Str. 5, 14195 Berlin

13.30h-13.40h Welcome Address by Gustav Horn, president of EUROFRAME
Joint forecast will be presented by Ray Barrell, Senior Research Fellow, NIESR.
Questions on specific countries will be covered by the respective institute.
15.00h-15.30h Coffee Break
15.30h-17.00h Round Table "Reforming the Stability and Growth Pact" 
· Reform of the stability pact - what is political feasible and economically sensible? 
· Evaluation of alternative scenarios: expenditure targets, structural deficit targets, growth related targets 
· Do we need fiscal coordination at all? 
· What are the economic consequences from aging societies for fiscal policy? 
· What is the impact of budget developments in EU countries on growth?

Short statements by:
Catherine Mathieu, Chargée d'études au Département Analyse et Prévision, OFCE - Presentation [pdf, 2.2MB]
Rudolf Zwiener, Wissenschaftlicher Referent, DIW
Paolo Onofri, Director of Prometeia
Joachim Scheide, Head of the Department "Business Cycles", IfW - Statement [pdf, 11 kB]
For further information please contact:
Susanne Mundschenk
Center for
European Integration Studies 

Ingrid Jaehnisch
Deutsches Insitut für
Wirtschaftsforschung Berlin

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