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A multidisciplinary approach to central fiscal capacity

This month's EMU Lab gathered high-level speakers to provide different perspectives on the topic of fiscal stabilisation within the EU.

25 March 2024 | Event

The session took place on 22 March in Florence and saw significant attendance, of both experts and researchers. Among the speakers were Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Deputy Governor of Banque de France, and Erik Nielsen, Global Chief Economist at UniCredit.

Professor Olivier Blanchard from MIT, and Luigi Federico Signorini, Senior Deputy Governor of Banca d’Italia, opened the first panel on national fiscal policies.

The second panel outlined the importance of a central stabilisation tool within the European Union. Isabel Vansteenkiste from European Central Bank and Maarten Verwey from the European Commission explored the best practices for EU countries.

During the dinner that followed, Agnès Bénassy-Quéré expressed gratitude to Professors Marco Buti and Giancarlo Corsetti for organizing the event, while also sharing her thoughts on the topic: "I encourage the EMU Lab to work on a broader concept of policy mix that (...) will make the Euro area more resilient and stabilisation policies more effective." Her full speech is available here.  


The Economic and Monetary Union Laboratory (EMU Lab) is a collaborative initiative driven by the Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa Chair and the Pierre Werner Chair, aiming to reassess the Economic and Monetary Union's structure in light of current European and global economic conditions.

Last update: 26 March 2024

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