International conference on “Political Economy of Eurozone Crisis: Is Fiscal Union feasible?”

The WWWforEurope project played a prominent role at the International Conference on "Political Economy of Eurozone Crisis: Is Fiscal Union feasible" held in Brno, Czech Republic, on November 22-23 2012.

On invitation of the Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic, 54 economists from Europe and America analysed and discussed current challenges to the European Monetary Union.

Karl Aiginger, director of the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) and co-ordinator of WWWforEurope, held the key note speech ”Europe needs a new strategy and a better governance“, reflecting the mission of the research project.

Ladislava Grochová and Petr Rozmahel from Mendel University, partner of the WWWforEurope consortium, gave a lecture on “Some Evidence on the Relation between Fiscal Discipline and Business Cycle Similarity in the European Union” referring to first results from the research-agenda of WWWforEurope.

Ludek Kouba and Ladislava Grochová from Mendel University presented further results under the title “Fiscal Challenges to the European Welfare State from the Prospect of New EU Member States”.

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audience listening (click to enlarge)


Karl Aiginger (WIFO) (click to enlarge)


Grigoris Zarotiadis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), Ivo Slosarcik (Charles University, Czech Republic), Lubor Lacina (Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic), Antonin Rusek (Susquehanna University, USA) (click to enlarge)