Berlin Lunchtime Meetings

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The Berlin Lunchtime Meetings are a joint series of monthly expert talks hosted by the Centre of Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). The Berlin Lunchtime Meetings are generously supported by the Anglo-German Foundation. The objective in holding these discussion meetings is to disseminate to a wide audience, in a non-technical fashion, the best policy-relevant research produced by the joint research networks of CEPR and DIW Berlin. The seminars serve as a platform for leading European and international researchers to address important policy issues, and as a forum for debate and discussion among researchers, policy makers and the private sector.

We choose the topics by their policy relevance at the time of the meeting. However, the principal topics originate from the following fields of research:

  • Labour Market Reform
  • Comparative Analysis of Pension Provision and Reform across Europe
  • Private Sector Financing of Public Services
  • Economic Growth and Fiscal Stability
  • The Future of the European Union (European Convention and Enlargement)