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From crisis management to launching economic growth

What have been the most effective strategies in limiting the impact of the economic crisis in Europe? What challenges lie ahead? Bruegel's 10th anniversary event in Budapest will foster discussion of these important topics.

Date: September 14, 2016, 10:00 am Topic: Macroeconomic policy

In the framework of our 10th anniversary celebrations, Bruegel is 10th-anniversary
organising a series of events in the capitals of our member states. These debates, talks and conferences will bring crucial European topics to audiences across the continent.

Over the past decades Europe has weathered multiple economic crises and found a way back to growth. This thus makes an appropriate topic for an event, hosted by the Hungarian Ministry of the National Economy, which marks three anniversaries: 10 years of Bruegel, 20 years of Hungarian OECD membership and 70 years of the Hungarian Forint.

There are many headwinds facing the European and global economies: Brexit, a slowdown in China and emerging markets, a potential interest rate increase in the USA and geopolitical instability. Analysis and evaluation of the effectiveness of recent strategies will help governments better prepare for future challenges.

This is an invitation-only event in Budapest.

Schedule

Sep 14, 2016

10.30-10.45

OPENING

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

SESSION 1: Global challenges ahead: slowdown in emerging markets, interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve - should we expect stormy weather?

10.45-11.45

Keynote Speeches

Catherine Mann, Chief Economist, OECD

Mihály Varga, Minister of National Economy of Hungary

11.45-12.45

Panel Discussion

Chair: György Szapáry, Chief Adviser to the Governor, Central Bank of Hungary

Zsolt Darvas, Senior Fellow

Nikoloz Gilauri, Former Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Georgia

Agnés Hornung, State Secretary, Ministry of National Economy of Hungary

12.45-14.15

Lunch

SESSION 2: Crisis management models in Europe: which were the successful strategies?

14.15-15.15

Keynote Speeches

István Hamecz, Director, OTP Bank, and former Chief Economist, Central Bank of Hungary

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

15.15-16.15

Panel Discussion

Chair: Zoltán Bán, Chief Executive Officer, portfolio.hu

Benő Péter Banai, State Secretary, Ministry of National Economy of Hungary

Péter Ákos Bod, Professor, Corvinus University, and former Governor, Central Bank of Hungary

Thomas Steffen, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance of Germany

16.15-16.30

CLOSING REMARKS

Thomas Steffen, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance of Germany

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Budapest, Hungary

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