The Role of Government

The Size of Government | European Structural and Investment Funds and Regional Convergence
The Federal Ministry of Finance 2020 Fiscal Policy Seminar | CESifo EconPol Europe Workshop
The Eurozone After Covid-19
What government should do, how it should spend and how far it should intervene in the economy are the issues investigated by António Afonso (EconPol Europe, Universidade de Lisboa; REM/UECE), Ludger Schuknecht (OECD) and Vito Tanzi (International Institute of Public Finance) in this working paper.
Using realized investment data, this working paper from Carlos San Juan Mesonada and Carlos Sunyer Manteiga (EconPol Europe, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) empirically assesses the effects of the European Structural and Investment Funds on the regional convergence of income in Spanish regions, comparing the results in terms of real regional convergence.
The 2020 Franco-German Fiscal Policy Seminar organizers are looking for research papers that present new and innovative ideas related to this year’s topic, ‘Economic lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic – first findings’. Selected authors will be invited to present and discuss their ideas at the Federal Ministry of Finance in Berlin on 8-9 October, with a prize of €5,000 for winner of the Best Paper Award. Details and submission.
The second CESifo-EconPol Europe Workshop, on Public Policy Evaluation and Optimal Policy Design, will be held in Munich on 15-16 October. Researchers are invited to submit proposals before 15 July. Call for papers and more information.
In our third CEPS and EconPol Europe Lunch Debate, Luigi Bonatti and Daniel Gros discussed the likely scenarios for the Eurozone after the coronavirus pandemic, with Brussels-based journalist Jennifer Baker. Full video of the debate with subtitles is now available.
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