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Deutsche Bundesbank und IWF: Germany – Current Economic Policy Debates

Donnerstag, 18.01.2018 -9:00 - 16:30

The joint conference of the International Monetary Fund and the Deutsche Bundesbank will bring together high-ranking economists and policymakers from Germany and abroad to discuss areas in which the economic policy debate has been particularly intense in recent years. These include developments in wages and inflation, the appropriate fiscal policy stance, Germany’s current account surplus and the post-crisis agenda for the euro area and Germany.

Keynote address
09.00 – 09.15

Jens WeidmannDr Jens Weidmann,
President of the Deutsche Bundesbank

• Curriculum Vitae

Session 1: Wages and inflation in Germany
09.15 – 10.30
Poul Thomsen, International Monetary Fund
Peter Bofinger,
Council of Economic Advisers
Michael Hüther,
Cologne Institute for Economic Research
Stephan Kohns,
Deutsche Bundesbank
Lucrezia Reichlin,
London Business School
Session 2: Fiscal policy: a medium-term view
11.00 – 12.15
Rolf Strauch, European Stability Mechanism
Servaas Deroose,
European Commission
Lars Feld,
Council of Economic Advisers
Daniel Gros,
Centre for European Policy Studies
Ludger Schuknecht,
Federal Ministry of Finance
Session 3: Germany’s current account surplus: a problem to be fixed?
13.45 – 15.00
Claudia Buch, Deutsche Bundesbank
Clemens Fuest,
ifo Institute
Maurice Obstfeld,
International Monetary Fund
Jens Südekum,
Heinrich Heine University
Guntram Wolff,
Concluding panel: A post-crisis agenda for the euro area and Germany: which way forward?
15.30 – 16.30
Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund
Benoît Coeuré, 
European Central Bank
Marcel Fratzscher, 
German Institute for Economic Research
Mario Monti, 
Bocconi University
Christoph Schmidt,
Council of Economic Advisers


Donnerstag, 18.01.2018
9:00 - 16:30


Hilton Frankfurt City Centre
Hochstrasse 4
Frankfurt am Main, 60313
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