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

Workshop Preventing and Correcting Macroeconomic Imbalances in the Euro Area
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.

Workshop Preventing and Correcting Macroeconomic Imbalances in the Euro Area
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.

Workshop Preventing and Correcting Macroeconomic Imbalances in the Euro Area
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).