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Economic workshop: Fiscal policy and public investment for relaunching potential growth

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Start date : 24/01/2017
End date : 24/01/2017
Where: 
Charlemagne building, Brussels, Belgium
European Commission,
Economy and the euro,

The first session will present and discuss papers identifying the most efficient fiscal policies to reignite growth and productivity in the European Union.

The second session of the workshop will include selected papers on public investment under fiscal constraints.

High-profile authors and discussants from the academia and international institutions will distil lessons on how to best conduct fiscal policy to avoid risk of prolonged low growth in Europe. Government actions play an important role in relaunching potential growth over the medium term. In this context, a specific role is played by public investment, which was identified as a promising avenue to boost GDP.

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