Past Event

Challenges for Europe and Germany: a view from the German Council of Economic Experts

What are the key challenges facing Europe's largest economy, and what will Germany's responses mean for the EU?

Date: December 4, 2015, 12:00 pm Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance

These are challenging times for Europe and Germany. The EU’s largest economy has emerged from the crisis with more resilience than many of its neighbours, but Europe’s long-term questions about demographics, financial stability and productivity are just as relevant for Berlin. Europe will be watching Germany’s response: the Federal Republic is not just the engine of the European economy, the German government increasingly finds itself taking on a leadership role in EU decision-making.

We were pleased to welcome two expert speakers on economic issues from the German Council of Economic Experts: Christoph Schmidt and Isabel Schnabel. Professor Schmidt gave an overview of the key challenges facing the German economy, before Prof Schnabel zoomed in on financial stability issues. Comments by Lucrezia Reichlin, Chair of Bruegel’s Scientific Council and Professor at LSE, then anchored these presentations in a European context.

Video Recording

Event Materials

Christoph Schmidt and Isabel Schnabel’s Presentation
Lucrezia Reichlin’s Presentation
Event Notes

Schedule

Dec 04, 2015

12.00 - 12.30

Check-in and Lunch

12.30 - 13.10

Presentations

Christoph M. Schmidt, Chairman, German Council of Economic Experts

Isabel Schnabel, Member, German Council of Economic Experts

13.10 - 14.00

Comments and Audience Q+A

Chair: Zsolt Darvas, Senior Fellow

Lucrezia Reichlin, Professor of Economics at London Business School

Speakers

Zsolt Darvas

Senior Fellow

Lucrezia Reichlin

Professor of Economics at London Business School

Christoph M. Schmidt

Chairman, German Council of Economic Experts

Isabel Schnabel

Member, German Council of Economic Experts

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevón

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org +32 2 227 4212

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