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Conference Videos Now Available

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EconPol Annual Conference
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Videos of our annual conference 2021 are now available to view on our conference website. Videos include the opening keynote speech from Olivier Blanchard, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the keynote speech from Daniel Gros, Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies, and our panel discussion on Fiscal Policy for the Post-Covid Era - US vs EU with Clemens Fuest, Claudia Sahm, Debora Revoltella and Maarten Verwey.

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The Dangers of High Public Debt in an Uncertain World: Post-Covid-19 Dangers for Public Finance

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Policy Brief
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In this EconPol Policy Brief Daniel Gros cautions countries with high debt ratios not to simply rely on low interest rates to make their (Covid-19) debt sustainable. Now that the health emergency is subsiding, governments have to chart a new course for public finance. The starting point is a higher level of public debt. However, high debt ratios represent a danger, even when interest rates are low.

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Daniel Gros: “Policymakers Should Consider High Public Debt Ratios as a Risk”

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Daniel Gros, Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies, will speak about the dangers of high public debt in his afternoon keynote speech at the EconPol Annual conference. He cautions countries with high debt ratios not to rely on low interest rates to make their (Covid-19) debt sustainable. His speech is based on a most recent EconPol Policy Brief that will be released on the day of the conference.

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Michael Devereux

Submitted by S.Richter on Mon, 10/11/2021 - 23:30
Professor of Business Taxation, Said Business School, University of Oxford

Professor Michael Devereux is Professor of Business Taxation at the Said Business School in the University of Oxford, a professorial fellow of Oriel College Oxford, and a co-director of the MSc in Taxation in the Oxford Law Faculty. He has recently stepped down as Associate Dean of the School. He is an economist who previously held prof-essorial positions at the Universities of Keele and Warwick and has also been a pro-gramme director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies.