Kick Off Conference Agenda

October 8-9, 2015


Reassessing the EU Monetary and Fiscal Framework

ADEMU Kick-Off Conference, October 8-9, 2015 – The Agenda

Hosted by the University of Cambridge at Corpus Christi College (

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Thursday, October 8

13:00–13:10 | Welcome Address

  • Ramon Marimon, European University Institute, UPF–Barcelona GSE & CEPR ¨The ADEMU project to ´Reassess the EU Monetary and Fiscal Framework´¨

13:10–14:50 | Long-term sustainability of a monetary and fiscal union (WP1)

  • Chair: Axelle Ferriere, European University Institute
  • Charlie Brendon, University of Cambridge
  • Giancarlo Corsetti, University of Cambridge
  • Árpád Ábrahàm and Ramon Marimon, European University Institute
  • Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde, University of Pennnsylvania

15:10–16:50 | Stabilisation policy in currency unions (WP2)

  • Chair: Evi Pappa, European University Institute
  • Pedro Teles, Universidade Católica Portuguesa & Bank of Portugal
  • Morten Ravn, University College London
  • Franck Portier, Toulouse School of Economics
  • Martin Uribe, Columbia University

16:50–18:30 | Round Table: “What type of Fiscal Union?”

  • Moderator: Isabel Correia, Universidade Católica Portuguesa & Bank of Portugal
  • Sir Charles Bean, LSE and former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England
  • Jordi Caballé | Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, MOVE and Barcelona GSE
  • Eilis Ferran, University of Cambridge
  • John Hassler, Stockholm University and Swedish Fiscal Policy Council
  • Coen Tuelings, University of Cambridge

Friday, October 9

09:00–10:40 | Macroeconomic and financial imbalances and spillovers (WP3)

  • Chair: Thomas Hintermaier, University of Bonn
  • Radim Bohacek, CERGE
  • Christian Hellwig, Toulouse School of Economics
  • Joachim Jungherr, IAE-CSIC and Barcelona GSE
  • Philip Lane, Trinity College Dublin

11:00–12:00 | Keynote Address

  • Joaquin Almunia, Former Vice President of the European Commission

13:30–15:30 | Policy Implementation (WP4)

  • Chair: Marek Kapicka, CERGE
  • David Levine and Thomas Beukers, European University Institute
  • Giorgio Monti, European University Institute
  • Chris Bickerton, University of Cambridge
  • Kenneth Armstrong, University of Cambridge

16:00-16:30 | The ADEMU project within the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

  • Marianne Paasi, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation.                                ADEMU activities, organisation and dissemination (WP5 & WP6)
  • Hugo Rodriguez, IAE–CSIC and Barcelona GSE

16:30–18:30 | Round Table: “Strengthening the EMU in the aftermath of the Greek crisis”

  • Moderator: Richard Portes, London Business School, EUI & CEPR
  • Thomas Cooley, New York University – Stern Business School
  • Lucrezia Reichlin, London Business School & CEPR
  • Frank Smets, European Central Bank
  • René Smits, University of Amsterdam
  • Zdeněk Tůma, KPMG and former Governor of the Czech National Bank

For more information about each of the speakers at the conference, please see the pdf below:

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