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Bureau conversations

Bureau conversations constitute one of the main activities of the BfEI, held either in virtual format or as in situ debates among invited participants. Each conversation is devoted to a topical socio-economic issue, to be introduced by a lead speaker and followed by open debate. All conversations are held under Chatham House Rule. Executive summaries are usually provided on the news-blog page.

 

# 0: Bureau opening. May 3, 2021.

# 1: Re-opening boom or post-pandemic blues? May 14, 2021.

# 2: Economic performance on steroids: cold turkey ahead? September 14, 2021.

# 3: Adapting to a new normal: revising the EU fiscal rulebook. January 28, 2022.

# 4: Inflation expectations reconsidered: just keep calm? February 25, 2022.

# 5: The economic impact of Putin´s war: a quick assessment. March 30, 2022.

# 6: The spectre of stagflation. Reasons to worry? June 24, 2022.

 

# 7: Rentrée - an economic tour d´horizon. September 9, 2022.

# 8: Gear up for an inexorable decline of material consumption possibilities? October 28, 2022.

 

# 9: Uncharted waters: the distributional effects of monetary policy. Cancelled - postponed.

 

#10: Record low unemployment: fundamental shifts in labour markets? December 16, 2022. 

#11: A "new macroeconomic normal" after the dismal start into the 2020s? February 3, 2023.

 

#12:  Déjà-vu? Banking crisis x.0. March 28, 2023

#13: Generative AI: a white-collar jobs killer in waiting? May 19, 2023

#14: A humane migration policy capable of majority support: an elusive quest? June 16, 2023.

#15: One bridge too far? Assessing the recent ECB interest rate decisions. September 22, 2023.

#16: The EU economic agenda: a fictional election manifesto. November 17, 2023.

#17: The new EU fiscal framework: a typical compromise deal. December 28, 2023.

#18: The Euro at 25: looking back, looking ahead. January 19, 2024.

#19: United in diversity: perennial tensions in the EU integration process. March 19, 2024.

#20: Even worse than thought? Austrian economic policy in the 2020s. April 5, 2024.

#21: WTO - a dead man walking? May 17, 2024.

#22: The revival of economic interventionism: fare well to the neoliberal era? June 14, 2024.

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