Venue: EUI, Department of Economics
This meeting of the ADEMU working group was dedicated to debriefing and reviewing the ADEMU kick-off conference which took place on October 8-9th in Cambridge (UK). A group member presented a representative selection of conference contributions relating to each work package, namely the contributions of Giancarlo Corsetti (WP1), Morten Ravn (WP2), Christian Hellwig (WP3) and David Levine, Thomas Beukers and Christopher Bickerton (WP4). The presentation led into a discussion on several conference topics. Among them were the future disciplinary role of financial markets on fiscal prudence in EMU economies, the challenges of European demography on monetary policy due to excessive savings as well as the potential of fiscal stress testing to foster surveillance and coordination of public balances. Before closing the meeting, the group organizers shared information regarding opportunities for collaboration among PhD researchers within the framework of ADEMU work packages.