2-3 December 2010 : Conference on the Political Economy of Crisis-Induced Reforms


IMF Offices in Europe
66 avenue d’Iéna, 75116 Paris
Conference Room A


Organizers: Gilles Bauche (IMF), Romain Ranciere (Chair Banque de France - Paris School of Economics), Aaron Tornell (IMF), Thierry Tressel (IMF)
Participation based on invitation


December 2, 2010

  • 16.30 – 17.00 Coffee Break

December 3, 2010

  • 9.15 – 9.30 Welcome – Emmanuel van der Mensbrugghe Opening Remarks (Francois Bourguignon – PSE / Murilo Portugal – IMF)
  • 9.30 – 11.00 Session 1 - Restoring Sustainability: Structural Reform for Fiscal Consolidation
    Chair: Carlo Cottarelli, Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
    > George Kopits – Fiscal Council, Hungary
    > Fritz Zurbruegg – Swiss Finance Ministry
    > Allan Drazen – University of Maryland
    > Jose Tavares – Universidade Nova de Lisboa
    > Pier Carlo Padoan – OECD
  • 11.30 – 13.00 Session 2 - Boosting Potential Growth: Structural and Labor Market Reforms
    Chair : François Bourguignon, Director PSE
    > Declan Costello – European Commission
    > Gilles Saint-Paul – Toulouse School of Economics
    > Samuel Bentolila – CEMFI, Madrid
    > Stephen Pursey – ILO, Director Policy Integration Department and Senior Adviser to the DG
  • Lunch - Keynote Speaker (13.00 – 14.15): Marco Buti, European Commission
  • 14.30 – 16.00 Closing Panel - Doing it: the Governance of the Reform Process
    Chair: Mario Monti, Bocconi University
    Panelists :
    > Erik Berglof – EBRD
    > Benoit Coeure – French Treasury
    > Carlo Cottarelli, Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
    > Aaron Tornell – UCLA
    > Marco Buti – European Commission, DG ECFIN
    > Jean Pierre Landau – Banque de Franque
  • 16.00 Closing - PSE & IMF