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Public finance – time for a quality check

Is the quality of fiscal expenses and revenues more important than the budget deficit?

Date: October 16, 2019, 12:30 pm Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance

Video and audio recording

Event materials

Presentation by Boris Cournede

Presentation by Sven Langedijk

Presentation by Franceso Papadia

This event discussed the quality of public finance. There is evidence that improving the composition of public finance can improve growth and reduce equality. Would focusing on the quality of fiscal expenses and revenues rather than the budget deficit, be appropriate?

Schedule

Oct 16, 2019

12:30-13:00

Check-in and lunch

13:00-13:20

Presentation

Boris Cournede, Deputy Head of Division, Public Economics Division, OECD

13:20-14:15

Comments and panel discussion

Chair: Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director

Boris Cournede, Deputy Head of Division, Public Economics Division, OECD

Sven Langedijk, Adviser on fiscal policy and the policy mix, European Commission, DG ECFIN

Francesco Papadia, Senior Fellow

14:15-14:30

Q&A

14:30

End

Speakers

Maria Demertzis

Deputy Director

Boris Cournede

Deputy Head of Division, Public Economics Division, OECD

Sven Langedijk

Adviser on fiscal policy and the policy mix, European Commission, DG ECFIN

Francesco Papadia

Senior Fellow

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevón

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

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