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The future of EMU reforms

Economic and monetary affairs

Congresplaats, Brussels, Belgium

Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge.


The future of EMU reforms

At the mercy of the economic cycle?


The euro area crisis demonstrated how weak economic policy coordination and loose fiscal oversight could destabilize a monetary union. To prevent a recurrence of the crisis, economists, political actors and the “Blueprint” of the European Commission are asking for the construction of a deep and genuine economic and monetary union with reinforced governance architecture – beyond the recently adopted mechanisms.

The EMU Choices project improves our understanding of Eurozone reforms through systematic empirical analysis. Overall, the EMU Choices analysis implies that major breakthroughs are hardly feasible without either a new bout of crisis or a protracted period of stability that reduces legacy risks. At the same time, continuous search for consensus designs of EMU reforms makes EU well prepared for the next reform window.


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Cinzia Alcidi Cinzia Alcidi
Cinzia Alcidi

Director of Research

Speakers list
Reinhard Felke

Deputy Head of Cabinet, Commissioner Pierre Moscovici

Sonja Puntscher-Riekmann

Professor, University of Salzburg, EMUchoices Co-coordinator

Fabio Wasserfallen

Professor, Zeppelin University, EMUchoices Co-coordinator

Uwe Puetter

Professor, CEU

Sabine Saurugger

Professor, University of Grenoble

Dirk Leuffen

Professor, University of Konstanz

Stefan Griller

Professor, University of Salzburg

Elisabeth Lentsch

Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Salzburg

Leonardo Morlino

Professor, LUISS University

Cecilia Emma Sottilotta

Professor, LUISS University

Zdenek Kudrna

Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Salzburg

Daniel Gros

Director, CEPS