ADEMU presents proposals for EMU reform at final conference on 9 and 10 May, Florence

ADEMU will present the findings of its three-year Horizon 2020-funded research project at a final conference to be held at the European University Institute in Florence on 9 and 10 May. 

Speakers and participants from participating universities, the European Commission, the European Stability Mechanism, the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European Fiscal Board will join ADEMU researchers at the conference to discuss some of their research findings and proposals for the reform of the EMU.

You can see the full programme here.

The work that will be presented during the conference is taken from more than 100 working papers that have been produced throughout the project by a team of researchers, associates and PhD and post-doctoral students across eight academic institutions and in conjunction with representatives from federal and central banks, national governments and global universities.

The conference topics are:

  • In the aftermath of the euro crisis: lessons and dealing with the debt overhang
  • A European Stability Fund for the EMU? and Agreeing to an Unemployment Insurance System for the Euro Area?
  • Reassessing tax policies and tax coordination: the case of a tax on automation
  • Macroeconomic stabilization, fiscal consolidation and recessions with heterogeneous agents
  • International risk sharing in the European Monetary Union
  • Is inflation default? The role of information in debt crises
  • Deposit insurance and bank risk-taking
  • Why is Europe falling behind? Structural transformation and services’ productivity differences between Europe and the U.S
  • Income insurance in fiscal federations: evidence from the USA
  • The long-term debt accelerator
  • Banking union and the ECB
  • Macro-prudential policies in financial markets
  • Legal limits to EMU reform: assessing the options
  • A new fiscal and monetary framework for the EMU? The EU Presidents’ road map in 2018

See the full programme. Registration is essential, and places are limited. Register here.

The conference is being held in conjunction with State of the Union, an annual event for high-level reflection on the European Union. Now in its 8th year, The State of the Union has become a reference point for European policy-makers, civil society representatives, business and opinion leaders and academics. The 2018 edition will have a special emphasis on solidarity in Europe, an overarching theme closely aligned with Ademu’s research and relevant to European economic, monetary and fiscal policies, social investment, strategies of EU defence and security, migration, climate change and energy programmes.

ADEMU will join State of the Union on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 May for three presentations:

  • Reassessing the Fiscal Monetary Framework of EMU in 2018
  • Address by Mario Draghi, President, European Central Bank
  • It’s Time to Get the House in Order! How to Strengthen the Current EMU?

If you wish to attend the joint sessions you must register separately with State of the Union by emailing