Welcome to the EUROFRAME scientific conference on current economic policy issues in the EU. EUROFRAME research institutes meet annually and this year the conference will be organized by Etla in Helsinki. Research topics focus now on the challenges of macroeconomic policy during a corona pandemic.
EUROFRAME is a group of ten European forecasting and research institutes that produce joint macroeconomic analyzes and forecasts. Etla is one of the European economic research institutes producing the EUROFRAME forecast. Other research institutes include e.g. DIW Berlin and IfW-Kiel from Germany, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) from the UK and the Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB) from the Netherlands.
8.15 – 8.45: Registration
8.45 – 9.00: Opening Addresses
Aki Kangasharju (Managing Director of ETLA), Klaus-Jürgen Gern (Director of IfW and Chairman of EUROFRAME)
9.00 – 9.40: Keynote Lecture: Economic Consequences of the Pandemic – the Nordic Countries
Visiting Professor Seppo Honkapohja (Aalto University)
Chair: Markku Lehmus (Etla, EUROFRAME)
9.40 – 11.10: Parallel Sessions: Fiscal policy and institutions / Interest rates and Covid crisis
11.10 – 11.30: Coffee Break
11.30 – 13.00: Parallel Sessions: Supply shocks / Financial conditions
13.00 – 14.20: Lunch
14.20 – 15.50: Parallel sessions: Fiscal discipline and Monetary Union / Term structure of interest rates
15.50 – 16.20: Coffee Break
16.20 – 18.00: Roundtable
Chair: Tero Kuusi, ETLA
Lorenzo Forni, Prometeia Associazione
Stefan Kooths, IfW Kiel
Niku Määttänen, University of Helsinki
The conference is free of charge, but participants must register for the event via the following link. The last day of registration is Thursday 26 May at 10 AM.
The event will not be streamed.