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). Since they were first introduced in 2001, the Berlin Lunchtime Meetings have become established as a forum for debate and discussion between political advisors, the private sector, and representatives of interest groups in Berlin's scientific community. 

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)