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Economic Policy Panel Discussion: Fiscal Standards for Europe
Fiscal Standards for Europe

Economic Policy panel discussion with Olivier Blanchard and colleagues, supported by the Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany

The European Union should abandon the fiscal rules intended to put constraints on national budgetary policies in favour of fiscal standards – qualitative prescriptions that leave room for judgment together with a process to decide whether the standards are met.
That is the central conclusion of a new research report by Olivier Blanchard (Peterson Institute for International Economics), Álvaro Leandro (CaixaBank Research) and Jeromin Zettelmeyer (International Monetary Fund).
Economic Policy invites you to join us for an extended online presentation and discussion of the forthcoming study “Redesigning the EU Fiscal Rules: From Rules to Standards”.

- Presentation by Olivier Blanchard
- Discussion presentations by Davide Debortoli (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and Michael McMahon (University of Oxford)
- Panellist comments by Jakob von Weizsäcker (Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany) and Beatrice Weder di Mauro (The Graduate Institute, Geneva, INSEAD and President, CEPR)
- Q&As
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