Veranstaltungen des DIW Berlin/
Events of DIW Berlin

13. März 2017

Veranstaltung The role of fiscal policy in advancing structural reforms in Europe

Europe is in need of further structural reforms but appetite for them seems to be waning, partly due to political opposition and concerns about their distributive and short-term economic effects. Could upfront fiscal support enhance the gains from reforms and break this political deadlock? Would this weaken or instead strengthen public finances over the medium term? What should countries without fiscal space do to foster reforms? In order to strengthen the ongoing recovery and ensure the progress of the European integration, these central questions need to be addressed. At this DIW event, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) presents its latest paper tackling these issues.

We hope that you will be able to join us, and look forward to your participation. To participate, we kindly ask you to register by March 9, 2017 by emailing .

  • Maurice Obstfeld,
    IMF Chief Economist

    Ludger Schuknecht,
    Chief Economist of the German Ministry of Finance

    Romain Duval,
    Advisor in the IMF Research Department

    Angana Banerji,
    Senior Economist in the IMF’s European Department

    Marcel Fratzscher,
    President of DIW Berlin.

  • Zeit
    9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m
    Schumpeter Hall Mohrenstr. 58 10117 Berlin
    im DIW Berlin
    Tel.: +49 30 89789 181