Preventing and Correcting Macroeconomic Imbalances in the Euro Area
A Joint workshop by De Nederlandsche Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
Date: 13-14 October 2011
Location: De Nederlandsche Bank, Board Meeting Room,Amsterdam
On October 13/14 DNB and the IMF organized a workshop on Preventing and Correcting Macroeconomic Imbalances in the Euro Area. This issue has received a lot of attention from European policymakers as it widely believed that several existing imbalances in the euro area are unsustainable.
Issues discussed at the workshop include: the role of structural reforms in redressing imbalances, the effect of the euro on trade imbalances, and the role of labour market institutions in explaining cross-country differences in imbalances.
Apart from several paper presentations, the workshop also included a policy panel with Declan Costello (EC, DG ECFIN), Luc Everaert (IMF) and Harry Flam (IIES, Stockholm).