Past 2022 Events

BSE Summer Forum Workshop on A Dynamic Economic and Monetary Union 

This edition is sponsored by the Pierre Werner Chair of the European University Institute (EUI), the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), and the Central Bank of Ireland.

Date:  15-16 June 2022 – 11:00-12:15. Format: in person

The workshop covers new theoretical and applied research on financial, fiscal and monetary policies (and institutions) that can strengthen the euro area, as well as other economies, as to make them more resilient to financial, economic and social crises.

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Conference in Honour of Ramon Marimon

The University of Mannheim, EPOS, together with the RSC Pierre Werner Chair and the EUI Department of Economics will give a Conference in honour of Ramon Marimon.

Date: 3-4 June 2022. Format: in person

This conference is organised to celebrate Ramon Marimon, who ended in December 2021 his tenure as Pierre Werner Chair Holder, started in 2016. The conference is organised by Klaus Adam (University of Mannheim, CEPR and EABCN), Joao Brogueira (Nova School of Business and Economics) and Giancarlo Corsetti (EUI, RSCAS Pierre Werner Chair & Department of Economics).

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Debtcon5 – 5th Interdisciplinary Sovereign Debt Research and Management Conference

Jointly organised by the European University Institute, the Institute of International Economic Law at Georgetown University, the Geneva Graduate Institute and the Sovereign Debt Forum

Date: 25-26 May. Format: in person

The objective of DebtCon5 is to discuss state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research on sovereign debt and related policy issues, and to foster interaction among academics, senior policymakers and supervisors, industry representatives, and other practitioners.

In this unique international and interdisciplinary conference will be presented selected paper submissions from economists, finance and legal scholars, historians, political scientists, political economists, sociologists and anthropologists working in theoretical and empirical areas related to sovereign debt as well as from practitioners.

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Serial Entrepreneurship in China

Lecture organised with the Department of Economics 

Date: 12 May 2022, 11:00 – 12:15 (CET). Format: in person

In this lecture, Kjetil Storesletten, University of Oslo, presents his paper “Serial Entrepreneurship in China.” Drawing on data on the universe of all firms in China, we document key facts about serial entrepreneurship in China since the early 1990s and develop a theory of entrepreneurship driven by endowments, ability, and capital market frictions. We also examine determinants of the sectoral choice for serial entrepreneurs’ second firms. Quantitatively, serial entrepreneurs are more productive, raise more capital, and operate larger firms than non-serial entrepreneurs. Moreover, less productive serial entrepreneurs are more likely to switch sectors when establishing new firms, with the choice of sector influenced by risk diversification, upstream and downstream linkages, and sectoral complementarities.

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Fiscal and Monetary Stabilization in Europe: How to Make the Mix Effective

Panel at the conference ‘The State of the Union 2022’ with Hélène Rey (London Business School), Lilia Cavallari (Parliamentary Budget Office) and Jean Pisani-Ferry (European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre)

Date: 6 May 2022, 10:00 – 11:00 (CET). Format: in person

The socio-economic fallout of the pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine create formidable challenges for policy stabilization in Europe. The question is how to ensure that the common monetary policy and national fiscal policies remain effective and credible, and align in contributing to economic and financial stability at both euro-area and country levels. Current proposals range from soft coordination to the state-contingent suspension of the rules followed in normal circumstances. The issue has taken on a renewed urgency as governments have accumulated substantial new debt since 2020 and inflation is on the rise driven by energy and commodities prices. In the euro area, a resilient policy regime is needed to avoid the repeat of the euro-area sovereign risk crisis and prevent polarisation of socio-economic conditions across member states, forcing austerity when and where fiscal policy is still needed.

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